Luke McCormick has revealed that Mark Robinson was a big factor in why he chose to sign for AFC Wimbledon.
The 22-year-old scored six goals in 39 appearances last season on loan at Bristol Rovers.
Speaking to AFC Wimbledon’s club website, McCormick said: “I’m delighted to be here, to be able to put on the shirt, see the stadium and be part of the next bit of history is something I’m really excited about.
“I’ve been at Chelsea since I was six years old, I’ve been on two loans but it’s come to the point where I really want to go and find myself in the football world and break away from that bubble.
“I can’t speak highly enough about Chelsea, the support they have given me and my family over the years will stay with me forever. But it’s time to break away from that now.
“I had a year left on my contract there but I wanted to come to Wimbledon. As soon as I spoke to the gaffer and did some research about the history of the club, I was pulled straightaway and this is where I want to be and play my football.
“I went to the training ground this morning, Robbo showed me around. It’s a brilliant setup down there, the boys are brilliant and welcoming. It feels like an environment for progression.
“Robbo’s love for the game correlates with mine, proper football people that enjoy the game for the right reasons and just want to give there all for this football club. The gaffer has been a massive factor in me sitting here and doing this interview now and signing for this football club.
“My time at Bristol Rovers was brilliant, it wasn’t the outcome everyone wanted. But personally I can’t speak highly enough of the football club. I want to have a really strong season in League One and hopefully we can get promoted.
“As a midfielder these days, you need to be able to do a bit of everything but my heart, energy and willingness is my biggest attributes.
“With the fanbase we have and the stadium rocking, I don’t see why we can’t get promoted, there’s no reasons why we can’t be aiming high.”
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