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Dylan relishing new role

Versatile attacker taking his chance

13 July 2022

Dylan Adjei-Hersey was naturally delighted after being part of the AFC Wimbledon side that comfortably dispatched non-league Farnborough last night – and he's determined to make his new found position his own.

The Academy product has largely been used in an unfamiliar wing-back role by Johnnie Jackson so far, but is yet to look out of place as he continually contributes in both defensive and offensive situations.

Dylan admitted that he still has a lot to learn but was keen to stress that he is enjoying his new position and learning from his older peers.

“It’s different to playing on the wing but I’m enjoying it and I’m going to keep learning from the likes of Chris Gunter,” he said. “I just have to keep trying to impress the gaffer.”

The former Merstham loanee was brought on as part of a raft of substitutions around the 70th minute mark and he quickly made an impact as he set up Ayoub Assal to put the Dons 1-0 up.

“In the first 60 minutes the boys worked them well, which helped to tire them out. As we headed on for the last 30 we just kept it up, we kept pressing and then Ayoub made a great run down the left-hand side and we slipped him in. It was a great finish by him.”

Despite Wimbledon finishing up with two well-earned goals on the night, Dylan added that they could and maybe should have scored more in a performance that was certainly filled with chances.

“It was a good performance by the boys. We were saying in the changing room that it could have easily been five or six. We need to make sure that we’re more ruthless in both boxes. We need to deal with defensive set pieces better but there’s certainly more to come.”

PIC: Lucy Dixon

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