Nesta Guinness-Walker has relished being given more freedom to attack recently in Wimbledon's battle to stay in League One.
The left-back is just three league appearances short of reaching the half century for Wimbledon and making his mark at this level means a lot to him after joining us from Met Police in the summer of 2019.
“It’s a dream come true for me and 50 is a big landmark,” said Nesta. “Hopefully, I can reach it this season, keep improving and keep developing. We can draw motivation from so many things. Robbo talks about this football club and carrying on the story. This club deserves to be in League One and it’s up to the players and everyone to make sure that we provide that for the fans. We’ve got seven games left and we are just going to give it our all.
“For this final push, we would have loved to have had the fans here, and it’s a great shame they can’t be at Plough Lane. Hopefully, we can do it for them and next season we can have a full season in front of them at a packed stadium.”
Taking on Ipswich Town tonight brings back good memories for Nesta as he struck his first league goal at Portman Road last season and his part in our third goal at Accrington showed his attacking ability.
“That was a great experience for me, a great landmark in my career to get my first goal at such a historic ground and the Wimbledon fans that night were brilliant. On Tuesday the fans are not going to be there, but hopefully the boys can put in a strong performance and we can come away with a result.
“All I want to do is put in my best performances and help the team as much as I can. Having Ollie and Pigs up there is a great opportunity for the full-backs to get forward and get crosses in to supply them and get a few more goals.
“I have been given a bit of freedom to get forward, as long as I get back, to go and express myself. I think you could see a bit of that in the game against Accrington. I love getting forward as much as I can. Obviously, you have to pick your moments, and part of the job is knowing when to go and when not to. Robbo and Rob have been trying to coach me through it so that I pick my moments and hopefully towards the end of the season I can express that a little bit more.”