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Jesse: Just the start

11 September 2012

Jesse Kewley-Graham says there is more to come from him and Wycombe following his first professional start against Cheltenham Town.

The 19-year-old played the full 90 minutes for the Wanderers during the 1-1 draw and has now set his sights on breaking into the side on a regular basis. 

He said: “We didn’t do too well in the first half and we could have pushed them more and got on the ball. We did better in the second half, which we need to take into the full 90 next week.

“We need to keep the ball a bit better, but a point’s a point. We wanted more, it’s a good solid point and hopefully we can take that into next Saturday. 

“I’m hopefully trying to get more starts and keep pushing on. Gareth Ainsworth is doing a lot of work with the younger lads – myself, Charles (Dunne) and Anthony (Stewart) – he’s trying to bring the best out of us. He’s a really good role model. 

“Youth team football is not as competitive. In first-team football, you’re fighting for three points, for the fans, for the gaffer. It’s a good learning curve for me – hopefully I can show the fans what I’m about in the coming weeks if I’m selected.”

The midfielder, who made his Wanderers debut as a substitute against Rochdale last January, says the reception he received from the Wycombe support once his name was read out helped settle any nerves. 

He added: “I found out (I was in the side) on Friday when we did team shape. I was nervous but excited at the same time! 

“My family and friends were all down. There was about six or seven of them and I would like to thank them for coming to watch me. 

“I also want to thank the fans for being very supportive towards me, hopefully I can show them even more what I’m about in coming games. I was really nervous with it being my home debut but the fans helped me.”

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