Will Nightingale has signed a new deal with AFC Wimbledon, keeping him at Kingsmeadow for another season.
The Wombles pulled off a remarkable great escape, trailing the safety zone by ten points at one stage. They secured their League One status on the final day and now they’ve secured the 23-year-old’s services for the future.
6ft 1in Nightingale is the typical ‘one of their own’ that fans love to sing about. He’s come through the youth ranks with the Wombles and is being tipped by some as a future club captain.
He made 46 appearances last season, bringing his total to 69 starts in the league and his total appearance to 93 in all competitions.
It was his breakthrough season and as part of Wally Downes’ new ‘crazy gang’ mentality, Nightingale has fostered a great relationship with the supporters as well as becoming an effective unit in the Wombles defence.
These fans were clearly delighted on Twitter to see their homegrown hero pen a fresh deal with the club.
Congrats on the new deal @w_nightingale
— Neil Taylor (@Taylnat) May 22, 2019
— Nick Prowse ?? (@nickprowse1) May 22, 2019
Top man @w_nightingale
— Simon Gatt (@ontario_slim) May 22, 2019
Fantastic news! Will, top man and hopefully soon to be club captain! COYD
— Anthony Cox (@CoximusPrime1) May 22, 2019
Best signing we will make this summer. Fact!!
— ?????? (@andy_smith_gk1) May 22, 2019
HE’S ONE OF OUR OWN
HE’S ONE OF OUR OOOOOOWN
STILL ONE OF OUR OWN
— Ben "The Ol' Razzle Dazzle" Fish #FosseVerdonFX (@NBALadder) May 22, 2019