Wagstaff stayed true to his word and dyed his beard blue and yellow after the Dons dumped West Ham out of the cup in the fourth-round
AFC Wimbledon’s FA Cup hero Scott Wagstaff will make sure his team-mates dye their hair if they manage another shock win this weekend.
Wagstaff scored twice as the Dons beat West Ham 4-2 in the fourth-round last month – and the midfielder stayed true to his pre-match promise and dyed his beard blue and yellow on Thursday.
The League One side host Championship club Millwall on Saturday, live on talkSPORT, with a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals up for grabs.
Wagstaff told talkSPORT: “I wanted to get it done as soon as possible to get it out of the way!
“But the club’s had a good bit of publicity from it. It’s done and I can concentrate on the game. It’s nicely blue and yellow now.
“The gaffer (Wally Downes) has told me not to make any more promises so I won’t be saying anything else. But if we win I’ll make sure someone else gets their beard or hair dyed.
“I’m going to have to take it out straight after the weekend. I’ll leave it in for Saturday but I think I’ll be dyeing the beard straight back afterwards.”
Millwall will be in an unfamiliar FA Cup position as favourites against Wimbledon. The Lions knocked out Everton in the previous round and have pulled off upsets over Leicester, Watford and Bournemouth in recent seasons.
Wagstaff could be a target for the Millwall boo boys due to his links to rivals Charlton and Leeds.
The 28-year-old made 142 appearances for the Addicks after coming through their academy before leaving in 2013.
And his family supports Leeds, a club Wagstaff grew up watching.
He added: “Whenever you play against Millwall, they’re always tough games, you’re always going to get a lot of stick from the fans, especially being an ex-Charlton player.
“But you’ve got to make sure you enjoy it. I’m going to try to enjoy it instead of reacting to it.
“It should be a good game and one we’re really looking forward to.
“My dad’s side of the family are Leeds fans so I grew up watching them and enjoyed the good days when Leeds were in the Champions League.
“It’s my dad’s side of the family, my grandparents live up that way. My dad will be there with family and friends on Saturday.”
The FA Cup has been a healthy distraction from what’s been a tough season for Wimbledon.
The Dons are bottom of League One and seven points from safety.
But Millwall, who were knocked out of the FA Cup by League One club Rochdale last season, have their own problems. They are winless in five league games and sit just two places above the drop zone.
Some Wimbledon players celebrated their shock win over West Ham with a meal at a McDonald’s service station.
And Wagstaff has played down any wild celebrations if the club reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since their reformation in 2002.
He said: “Nothing has been planned.
“We’re looking forward to the game on Saturday but then we’ve got another match against Rochdale on Tuesday.
“So as soon as this game’s done we’ll be fully concentrating on the league again.”