Loan signing Danny Blanchett reckons he is more than capable of filling the void left by the departed Chris Hussey at AFC Wimbledon.

Since left-back Hussey was snapped up by Championship side Coventry City back in late October, the Dons have experimented with the likes of Brett Johnson in the role, with mixed results.

But Peterborough United man Blanchett insists he is the answer to the problem - and not just in the short term.

He said: “Terry Brown was quite persistent in getting me down here and I am really looking forward to it.

“He told me he had been tracking me for some time and that made a big impression on me.

“I know all about Chris Hussey going, and the fact that he made the leap to Coventry was a big incentive.

“I am a left-back by trade, although in my last loan deal at Hereford they were playing me as a centre-back.

“I have only had a couple of training sessions here but early signs are good - the standard is very high and they are a great bunch of lads.

“With me being out of contract at Peterborough at the end of the season I’m looking for my next move - and Wimbledon seems a really good fit for me.”

The 22-year-old has endured a stop-start time at London Road, with a handful of first-team appearances sidetracked by a double hernia operation.

But after loan spells at both Hereford and Stevenage Borough this campaign, Blanchett is looking forward to laying down some roots.

He added: “The simple thing is I just want to be playing games.

“I want to play at the highest level I can and if you are not playing you do not get spotted.

“I know Wimbledon are a club in the spotlight and that is great for me.

“They are very ambitious, have great facilities and great fans.

“My aim is to get back into league football as soon as I can, and with AFC Wimbledon I think I have a great chance to do that.”

AFC Wimbledon’s next three matches: Jan 16 Mansfield Town (h), 19 Altrincham (FAT, h), 23 Wrexham (a)