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Seaman: Plenty to learn from after Wimbledon defeat

8 August 2021

Charlie Seaman made his EFL debut on Saturday contributing with the opening goal in a 2-1 defeat to AFC Wimbledon.

Despite getting on the scoresheet with just a minute of the second half played, Wimbledon mounted a comeback with Luke McCormick and Ayoub Assal scoring for the visitors.

On making his debut….

“It’s a dream come true.

“When I came back here last season, I couldn’t play so it was great for the gaffer to give me the opportunity.

“I found out on Friday morning before training, it was quite nerve-wracking at the time but the boys got around me and just said “you deserve to be there so show what you can do”.  It was all down to the boys keeping me confident and I thank them for that.

“My two best friends game to watch – I’m thankful to them for that because they didn’t need to. It was a great moment for me and my family to make my debut but I just want to push on from here.”

On scoring a goal…

“I was happy to contribute with a goal but we didn’t get the victory and that’s all that matters.

“You’ve just got to try to get yourself in the right positions. It’s all about winning at the end of the day and we didn’t do that so we just need to keep pushing.”

On being patient to get his chance…

“The last 12-months have been up and down. I was thankful to the club for giving me the opportunity and I went on loan and did really well, scored a few goals.

“I came back here, but due to the league being cancelled I couldn’t play. That gave me a chance to start getting to know the staff the club so in a way that helped me get ready for this season.

“You’ve got to be confident that your opportunity will come at some point. I didn’t necessarily think that it would be today but you’ve got to be ready for whatever comes your way. I worked hard in the offseason to be ready for this and I’m happy I got 90 minutes today.”

On improvements going forward….

“It’s disappointing to lose the first game of the season, we’ve just got to keep building on it.

“That’s really our first game together as a team when we’ve had the whole squad together so we’ll have plenty to build on.

“We let them back into the game too easily and that’s definitely something we can learn from and work on during the week. We’ve got games coming thick and fast and training sessions so we can keep working on stuff.”

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