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Fearless skipper sets sail for success

An insight into our team spirit

7 December 2022


Fearless skipper sets sail for success

An insight into our team spirit

7 December 2022

Captain Alex Woodyard is well and truly back in form and demonstrating his experience on and off the pitch.

Fresh after the 1-0 win against Grimsby Town, our skipper discusses the season so far, his feelings ahead of his 100th game for Wimbledon, and the impact the 12th man has on the boys at Plough Lane.

Woody also touches on the Dons upcoming trip to Swindon as we seek to extend our unbeaten run to eight in the league.

Watch the full interview on our Official YouTube Channel.


We didn’t have the best start to the season, but that’s all forgotten about now. Since I’ve been back from injury, I would rate the season so far as a 10/10. We’re winning most weeks, picking up points and everyone is really enjoying themselves. The camaraderie around the group is brilliant.


I’ve known about it (reaching 100 appearances) for a while now. The only other club I’ve done it at was Lincoln. Reaching 100 appearances here will be a great achievement. It will be a proud moment for myself.


When I was younger there was a player called Michael Timlin (midfielder currently at National League South club Dulwich Hamlet). I played with him at Southend. I really looked up to him as a person and a player. The way he used to organise the team has probably had the biggest influence on me.


In recent weeks the atmosphere at Plough Lane has been unbelievable. The match that probably stands out the most is the Leyton Orient game, that was a really electric atmosphere.

We know that if we give the fans a performance on the pitch, they will be with us off it, so long may it continue. When our fans get going you can tell the opposition are intimidated. Plough Lane is a tough place to come if we’re right at it.


We’ve got to keep on doing what we’re doing, especially in terms of maintaining a good attitude in training. We’re full of confidence at the minute but we’re not stupid, we know that it’s hard to stay in those moments, but if you do all the right things off the pitch, you give yourself the best opportunity to carry it on.

We know there’s going to be downs along the way, but we must bounce back. We showed we can after the FA Cup defeat. We’ve got to continue working hard and enjoying it. The main part is the team spirit, for me that takes you far just on its own and we have a great dose of that at the moment.


We started doing some prep work in training today. We know Swindon are a really good side, so it’s going to be a tough game. We’re going to have to be at the top of our game to get anything, but right now we don’t fear anyone.

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