Steve Seddon issues challenge ahead of AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane move

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Steve Seddon made a winning return in AFC Wimbledon colours – and wants to make sure they build up a real head of steam before their Plough Lane return.

The Dons announced earlier this week that they are set to move into their new stadium for the visit of Doncaster Rovers on November 3.

Wimbledon are groundsharing with QPR and tomorrow’s match against Accrington is one of three remaining League One fixtures at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium before they go home.

Seddon started and finished the move which sealed the Dons’ 1-0 win at Fleetwood Town last weekend.

Unbeaten Wimbledon are eighth in the standings.

“Our jobs from now until November 3 are to try and pick up as many points as possible,” said Seddon, on a season-long loan from Birmingham City. “Going back there will be a boost. The results there will look after themselves.

“I’m happy to be back. The main thing is to enjoy my football and work hard to get as high as I can. I see more benefit playing games than I do not playing at Birmingham.

“I gave it my all [at his parent club] but they have their opinions. I don’t want to be sitting around not doing anything.

“Scoring in my first game back is not the main thing – what matters is coming back with a 1-0 away win and a good performance. We’ve taken four points from our first two away games and we’ve got to be pretty happy with that.”

Seddon, 22, scored three goals in 18 matches for Wimbledon when they escaped the drop in the 2018-19 campaign. He joined in the January after Ben Purrington’s loan stay was cut short.

The Dons only sealed safety back on the final day of the campaign with a nervy draw at Bradford City.

“I would hope this season that we don’t find ourselves in the position we did last time I was here,” said Seddon. “In terms of what I’ve seen so far, I don’t see any reason why we should be back down there.

“There is nothing better in football than putting 100 per cent in and picking up the points.

“I’ve been at Wimbledon before and you know what you’re going to get – an honest group who are going to work hard for each other. It’s a good place to be around.”

PICTURES: SEAN GOSLING


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