Sunday 12 August 2012
first team news
Warren Cummings: club captain on his new role
With over a decade of Football League experience under his belt, Warren Cummings was the obvious choice when Terry Brown decided to appoint a club captain for the new season.
The 31-year-old left-back filled the role at AFC Bournemouth and now that he has returned to full fitness after a bout of illness, Warren aims to be a key presence off the pitch as well as on it.
"It was something that the manager and the assistant talked to me about when I first arrived at Wimbledon," he said. "I did it (club captain) at Bournemouth and hopefully I did that job fairly well in terms of being a decent go-between for the players and the manager. I aim to try and look after the players off the pitch as well as I can. It is something that I am comfortable with and hopefully the lads will enjoy me doing it. I am still finding my feet here, but I want to take responsibility and help the younger ones on and be a big part of what we are trying to do here."
Speaking to WDON commentator Rob Cornell (to listen to the audio version click on Dons interview), Warren added that he has been very impressed by our young full-back Jim Fenlon, ahead of the new season.
"He has acquitted himself exceptionally well," said Warren. "He is comfortable wiith both feet and I think that he has a great future ahead of him. It is a fairly young, new squad that we have and people, including myself, are still getting to know each other. Hopefully, we now know each other more, we will be better organised, and can get better results straight away now."