Team mates

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS - AFC Wim­ble­don right-back

Best mate at the club? I’ve got a cou­ple of close friends here – I’ve known Ade­bayo Ak­in­fenwa for a long time as I played with him at Gilling­ham and spoke to him about com­ing here. Then since I first ar­rived at Wim­ble­don I’ve be­come good mates with Sammy Moore after I trav­elled in with him on my first day. The FIFA king? A few of the boys play it and Ade­bayo Ak­in­fenwa must be up there. He likes all that at­ten­tion that comes from him be­ing the strong­est player on the game! Worst dressed? A cou­ple of the lads get on at Sammy about his gear some­times, but un­like pre­vi­ous dress­ing rooms I’ve been in there is no-one par­tic­u­larly bad here. Dress­ing room DJ? Our goal­keep­ing coach Ash­ley Bayes loves a dance in the dress­ing room so is the one to put the tunes on. He plays a bit of a mix so there is some­thing for ev­ery­one. He’ll choose some­thing to get us go­ing be­fore matches but softer mu­sic if we have to be in early. The most skil­ful? Some of the young lads have a few skills on show, but Kevin Sainte-Luce es­pe­cially. Late for train­ing? A cou­ple of boys in­clud­ing my­self can get stuck in traf­fic on the M25 as we live far away, but no­body is too much. Neal Ard­ley is big on dis­ci­pline, so ev­ery­one re­ally tries to make it in on time. We have a big fin­ing sys­tem run by two or three of the play­ers – Kevin Sainte-Luce used to get fined a lot at the start of the year but he got warned so he tight­ened up.

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Teacher’s pet? Last year Aaron Mor­ris got a bit of ban­ter about that, but we’ve not got any­one like that this year be­cause again Neal Ard­ley wouldn’t stand for it! First on the dance floor? Ash­ley Bayes has a lit­tle dance when he is putting on the mu­sic, but aside from that Kevin Sainte-Luce and Ade­bayo Azeez both like to show off a few moves. Most likely to dis­grace them­selves at the Christ­mas party? Dan­nie Bul­man is a bit of a clown and likes to make ev­ery­one laugh, so he def­i­nitely plays up to it a bit. He’s also the big­gest joker in the dress­ing room so loves fool­ing around. The worst tat­too? One of the young guys – I’m pretty sure it’s Tom Beere – has a love­heart on their foot that they are al­ways try­ing to hide. Oth­er­wise they’re all pretty good, which is just as well with Sean Rigg, the tat­too artist, in the team. Never puts their phone down? Neal Ard­ley has banned phones at the train­ing ground so no-one can get away with that any­more. How­ever, away from the ground George Fran­comb and Callum Kennedy are al­ways tex­ting and call­ing. Go­ing to make the best man­ager? I think Andy Framp­ton and Adam Bar­rett will make good man­agers and I’m sure they’ll go down that route. They’re good char­ac­ters and have that type of ag­gres­sion you need and know the game inside out, but are also able to see the funny side of things.

Ade­bayo Ak­in­fenwa

Sammy Moore

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