FORMER Dons hero Danny Kedwell insists he won't let sentiment get in the way of Gillingham's title tilt.
The Gills, who are already promoted, need a point against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday to clinch the championship – and plunge his old club closer to the League Two drop.
Kedwell scored the decisive penalty in the play-off final shoot-out two years ago to fire the Dons back into the Football League.
But the lifelong Gillingham fan has vowed to do a professional job at the weekend.
He said: “It's really difficult for me. I had three great years at Wimbledon and it's heartbreaking to see them in the situation they're in.
“But I'm a Gillingham player now and I've got to go out there and do my job. It's a chance for us to write history by winning the title. To be part of that would be a massive thing for me.
“The ideal scenario for me is we win the title and they go on and beat Fleetwood on the final day to stay up.
“I always look for their result when I come off the pitch and wish them all the best after Saturday.”
Kedwell is yet to score in three games against the Dons since he quit Kingsmeadow for his boyhood club following Wimbledon's promotion.
However, the 15-goal striker insists he won't celebrate if he finds the net at the weekend out of respect for his old club.
“That's not something I would do,” Kedwell said.
“Some Wimbledon fans have given me stick but the majority have been great with me and understood my reasons for leaving.”
Steven Gregory is also set to line up against his former team-mates at the weekend.
The midfielder left Kingsmeadow at the same time as Kedwell, joining League One Bournemouth.
However, he returned to the Dons on loan earlier this year, and Kedwell says his pal is also sorry to see their plight.
He added: “Gregs is in the same boat as me. It's probably even worse for him because he played for them this season and has been a part of what they're going through.
“I don't know many of the players that are there now but still keep in contact with Sammy and Luke Moore.
“However, I'll be just concentrating on the game in the lead up to it and have a chat with them afterwards.”
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