BARRY Fuller wants to become a part of the furniture at Kingsmeadow and see out the rest of his career with the Dons.
The defender, who captained the side during the first half of Saturday's friendly against FC United, has been given a lifeline by the Dons after last year's relegation from the league with Barnet.
And the 28-year-old intends to grab that lifeline with both hands to play a part in the next chapter in the Wimbledon story.
“I've got a two year contract and now I want to be part of a club that I believe is going in the right direction,” he said.
“I want to earn my right to wear that shirt and I want to play a part in taking this club forward.
“I want to stay at the club as long as possible and if these two years go well, hopefully there might be another two or three after that, but we'll just see what happens.
“Staying in the league was my main priority. Obviously, at my age, that's where I want to be playing, and as soon as the gaffer rang me up and that opportunity came, I was over the moon.
“I've heard good things about the club and didn't really have to think too much too be honest.”
Fuller added: “The highlight of my career so far was lifting the play-off Trophy at Wembley as captain of Gillingham in 2009 – that's going to be hard to beat. But hopefully I will have enjoyable times like that here.
“The gaffer's made a lot of changes over the summer, bringing in some new faces and a bit of experience and we feel we are ready to kick on this season and put the past behind us. Hopefully, we can be looking for the top half of the table this year.”
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