Trott flying at Wimbledon
Nathan Trott believes his game has improved greatly since joining Sky Bet League One side AFC Wimbledon on a season-long loan from West Ham United.
The 21-year-old goalkeeper made 93 saves during the first half of the 2019-20 campaign, the most by any goalkeeper among the top four tiers of English football. He also saved a penalty and kept four clean sheets.
“The season has been going really well on a personal level,” Trott said. “I feel like my game has improved a lot.
“I’ve become a lot more confident and my understanding of the game has improved.
“It’s always good to see the hard work I put in training show up in stats.”
Trott, who has represented the England Under-20 side, said his fine form in the first half of the season came as no real surprise given the hard work he puts in on the training ground.
“I wouldn’t say I’ve exceeded my expectations so much,” he added. “I just wanted to train and play as best as I can, and I knew the results would come through as long as I did what I was supposed to do.
“I’ve adjusted to the level of football, but I’m always trying to improve and stay consistent at this game. I think to be a top goalkeeper you have to be consistent and do the right things every game.”
Trott has made a seamless transition since joining AFC Wimbledon, making his debut in a 1-1 draw at home to Accrington Stanley in August.
“I’ve been enjoying it a lot, which is why I think it’s helped me perform,” Trott said.
“I enjoy going in and working and training and playing every week, so it’s helped me a lot that I’m enjoying my workplace.”
Wimbledon are nineteenth in the standings, six points above the relegation zone.
“The team at the beginning of the season went through a really tough period without winning any games for a long period of time,” Trott added. “Then we changed managers, so a lot was going on.
“Since then we’ve got into a good rhythm, but we still have a long way to go, so there’s still a lot of work to be done.”
Trott has had his contract extended at Premier League West Ham until 2022.
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