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Nesta gets in the groove to become our lucky number 13!

In-form left-back ready for tonight's challenge

19 October 2021

Nesta Guinness-Walker became our 13th different goalscorer this season – and he believes there’s a lot more to come from him as an attacking force.

The 22-year-old left-back’s stunning strike acted as the spark for a fantastic fightback versus Sheffield Wednesday with Jack Rudoni – his roommate on away trips – completing the job.

Nesta’s strike meant that he became our 13th different goalscorer in all competitions during 2021/22, offering further evidence that scoring goals is a real team effort this time around.

“Robbo has given us license to join in when we got forward, as long as we are doing our defensive jobs, so that’s great for us,” said Nesta. “We can get involved in the attacks, and I was happy on Saturday to pop up with a goal.

“The quality throughout the squad is undeniable when you look through the type of players we have and their own individual attributes so that’s a massive positive because we can go into games knowing that we’ve not just got one sole source of goals. We have players who can pop up from anywhere and get a goal. We will just keep working on that.”

The Dons set out on another long away trip today and Nesta revealed that a combination of sleep and listening to the soothing tunes of Otis Redding gets the best out of him!

“I usually sleep on the train if I’m honest! I like having my naps! Some of the lads play cards, watch Netflix, or just have a chat on the train. We talk about football, and how we are going to try and win the game, so that we go into the game confident.

“There have been a few rogue tunes today! I’ve been listening to Otis Redding recently. I share with Rudi and he’s got a good education for music as well, to be fair. He likes a bit of Tupac, but I’m going to put on some Otis Redding and see how we go!

“Rudi has had a great start to the season, and everyone knows the talent that he has got. He has a lot to offer and hopefully he can continue popping up with goals and assists to help us move up the table.”

Nesta was full of praise for the support shown by our fans on Saturday – and he will be giving it everything to get us back to winning ways at Lincoln.

“It was a great feeling on a personal note, starting off my goalscoring for the campaign, and it helped us to get a valuable point in front of our fans. That was my first goal, and hopefully I’ve got more to come this season to help the team get more points on the board. In terms of being an attacking threat, I’ve still got a lot more to give, and hopefully I can start chipping in to help us get more points.

“We just had to thank the fans for sticking with us, and giving us that extra boost to kick on and get something from the game. We all know what it means to be a Wimbledon player. When you pull on that shirt you know that you have to give everything every time we are on that pitch. That comes with playing for Wimbledon.”

“We have an identity and a way of playing that we try to show whether we are home or away. We are going to go to Lincoln and impose ourselves on the game. Hopefully, we can come away with a win.”


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