AFC Wimbledon have produced many fine young players over the years, and they pride themselves of having one of the best Academy set ups in London, and beyond. Over the past few seasons they have had many players promoted through their youth ranks into the first team, and this season has been no different.
One player in particular who looks to have a very bright future is midfielder Morgan Williams. He already has close to a dozen appearances for the Wales at varied youth levels and broke through into the Dons first team at the end of last season.
Very much part of the early plans for Johnnie Jackson while he was shaping his squad through August, Williams played twice more, to add to his sole appearance last term. Now on loan at Woking, he is adding not just to valuable game time, but also becoming a firm fan favourite.
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This is something that Wimbledon do so well. Not only do they make a steady stream of fine footballers, but they are also respectful of where they come from, and what the game means to supporters.
Still only 18, his time so far in the National League has earnt him the fans Player of the Month award at Woking.
His parent club caught up with him and reported on their Official Website. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be awarded the Player of the Month for October. It’s even more special that it’s voted for by the fans and the connection I’ve made with them through my performances in the time I’ve been here.”
“I’ve hugely enjoyed my time on the pitch and at the club. We are in the middle of a really important run of games – including facing the league leaders tonight – and I’ll continue to give my all for the team while I’m here.”
Woking lost their last game, a 1-0 defeat against Oldham Athletic. No doubt though that Morgan will be relishing their game at home to Chesterfield this evening, as he aims to help the Cardinals to an upset over the league leaders.
Morgan Williams, like so many before him, will benefit from his time away in non-league football. Fellow teammates like Jack Curry have done similar and are regulars in the first team. This will encourage any player who wants to progress. Wimbledon have recently given first team action to other Academy players, Justin Clarke, Junior Nkeng and Kai Jennings, as the conveyor belt of talent keeps on rolling.