Gareth Ainsworth is excited to share the emotional rollercoaster of a full campaign with the Wanderers faithful.
He concluded: “You’ve got to be on it, you’ve to be up for games. I am going to make sure that everyone that puts that shirt on, whether it be tomorrow, against Leicester or throughout the season, will know what it means and what it takes to be out there and play for Wycombe Wanderers. If they aren’t doing it, they’ll know about it.”
“We gave them two good games last season and hopefully we can give them another one on Saturday.
Asked what he expects from Jim Bentley’s Shrimps, he replied: “A footballing challenge, they want to play. I went to Scotland to see them play in pre-season and hopefully I know what’s coming and what they’re all about.
“We’ve got some great characters here – I want them all to be captains. A proud man will lead Wycombe Wanderers out on Saturday.”
He said: “Captaincy is a proud job and comes with great honour and responsibility. I don’t want to put pressure on anybody by making big announcements – obviously people will know who the candidates are.
Ainsworth has chosen his skipper but he won’t reveal the identity of the player until the day of the game.
“Everyone wants to play and the competition is great. Hopefully we’ll be stronger this year. With what we’ve added, we’ve got legs, quality and competition for places. I’ve added to what was a fantastic core squad from last season.”
“It’s really exciting times. First day of the season is great because it’s a clean slate and everyone is on a level playing field. Hopefully we can get a win on the first day.
He added: “We’ll be up for it. They say good teams mirror their manager and hopefully they can mirror me with the enthusiasm, desire and the want to win. I want to keep creating a good atmosphere and get the fans down to Adams Park.
“I get excited when things work in training, let alone in games.”
“I love my job, I really do,” the 40-year-old told Chairboys Player. “I want people to get the goosebumps I get, feel how I feel on matchdays.
Ainsworth’s men will be looking to kick off their Sky Bet League 2 season with a win over Morecambe at Adams Park on Saturday (k.o. 3pm).
Tickets are still available for the game and season-ticket holders can bring a friend for £5 by using one of their three vouchers.
Prices start from £7 for juniors, £11 for young adults, £13 for seniors and £17 for adults, while U7s can enjoy this and the other 22 league fixtures for FREE in the Family Stand.
Purchasing your first ticket of the 2013/14 season will activate a complimentary upgrade to a Blues Card member (previously £5), whereby you will then receive a £2 discount on all other league matchday tickets.
As in previous years, the Blues Card rate will only be available when tickets are booked in advance.
To book for Morecambe, call
01494 441118, visit the Information Centre at Adams Park in person or buy online.