AFC Wimbledon midfielder Scott Wagstaff has offered his thoughts on potentially walking out at the club’s new ground at the start of next season.
The Wombles have been ground sharing at Kingsmeadow since 2003, first with non-league side Kingstonians and more recently with Chelsea’s women’s team, but it looks like this season will be their last in Kingston before they move to their new home, and Wagstaff is desperate to be a part of that first match.
“Oh it would be brilliant,” he told Football League World in an exclusive interview, speaking on the prospect of walking out at the club’s new ground.
“I missed out on that at Bristol. If I’d stayed the next season then I could have had a brand new stadium. They’d done three stands when I was still there but they didn’t quite finish it.
“So it would be brilliant to be there and see where the club’s come and make sure that we are having League One football there next year as well, because I think the fans will get that place rocking.”
Since reforming as AFC Wimbledon in 2002 the club have been without what they would describe as their own home despite owning Kingsmeadow between 2003 and 2015.
Returning back to Plough Lane in Merton has always been the aim and plans are now well under way to make that dream a reality.
Ensuring that it is League One football being played there is now the main challenge for Glyn Hodges and his squad.
As things stand heading into the weekend Wimbledon sit in 20th place, only out of the relegation zone on goal difference, adding extra importance to Saturday’s trip to Blackpool.
Wagstaff himself has racked up four assists in 14 games this season and will undoubtedly be looking to add to that tally against the Seasiders.