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Waddock can't wait for league opener

17 August 2012

Gary Waddock says he is relishing Wycombe's trip to newly-promoted York City.

Wanderers kicked off their season with a Capital One Cup tie at Watford last weekend, but they get their npower League 2 campaign underway on Saturday with a trip to Bootham Crescent (k.o 3pm). 

"All the hard work of pre-season is now gone and all the players and staff are looking forward to the league campaign, Waddock told Chairboys Player. 

"Competitive games are the key and we started those last week against Watford. We now have to take that performance into the game against York. 

"It will be a difficult game and they had a very good season last year, gaining promotion and getting back into the league. 

"They’re a good side and it will be a tough test for us. Their manager (Gary Mills) has done an excellent job and they want to pass the ball around. The momentum will be with them and I’m sure there will be a big crowd there to see them compete back in the Football League."

He added: “It’s about making sure we are consistent with the performances and the standard was set (against Watford). We have to try and go beyond that whenever we can – that’s the benchmark.” 

A party atmosphere is expected at Bootham Crescent for York’s first Football League match in eight years and Waddock says the Blues' travelling support will be important to his side. 

"It’s important to start well in any game and their crowd will be right behind them," he said. "We want to start well in any game, but it’s the result that’s important at the end of the day. 

"The vocal support that we got at Watford was fantastic, hopefully that can continue. I know it’s a long trip, but the support will be vital both home and away. We want them to get right behind the team as they always do."

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