A lot has been made of AFC Wimbledon's young squad but one among them has been there and done it all before.

Jamie Stuart is very much the old man of the bunch, at 34 he is six years older than Gareth Gwillim, the second oldest in a starting eleven with an average age of just 25.

Having made 186 appearances in the Football League for Charlton Athletic, Millwall, Bury and Southend United, Stuart is one player unlikely to be affected by the vastness of the City of Manchester stadium and will hope to impart his experience on the rest of the team.

"I have played at them all, Anfield, Old Trafford, but not City's new stadium," he said.

"I played the old one years ago but it will be good to be at the new one.

"At all the clubs I have been at before I have been captain and a leader, I have come here and I still take on that role.

"Though Danny Kedwell is captain and a great captain, I am still a voice and organise and talk to players and encourage and I suppose that comes with age, I think that comes naturally to me."

Stuart has endured play-off heartache twice before, once with Bury in 2003 and again with Grays Athletic in 2006, but never has he seen a squad as calm and relaxed as the Dons.

"I have been in play-offs before and been in different camps and they seemed a lot more nervous than this one," he said.

"It is weird.

"Obviously, this is a bigger game with Wimbledon's history and what has gone on here but the boys seem relaxed and calm which is the first time I have seen a club like this which is brilliant.

"You don't need to keep the young players grounded with this bunch, that's what Terry Brown and the other coaches have done, they have worked with this young team for a long time now and have them well grounded, they are hard working and it looks good.

"We are all very excited, the season would normally be done a couple of weeks ago but we are relishing it and enjoying it and looking forward to the big day."