Billy Knott is turning his first appearance at Adams Park into a real family occasion as he prepares for Saturday’s visit of Southend United.The on-loan midfielder, who starred on his debut in last weekend’s draw at league leaders Oxford United, has been inundated with ticket requests for the match as the Shrimpers are his local side.
However, he insists that there will be no split loyalties on the day and that the Wanderers will be getting the full support from the stands.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” Knott told Chairboys Player.
“I’ve got loads of family coming up as Southend is a local team to me and I’ve got loads of tickets for it.
“I hope the crowd come down, and if they are as loud as they were last week then I think we’ll have to put a performance in for them.
“They (friends and family) follow me wherever I go so they’ll be Wycombe fans for the period that I’m here.
“My family, girlfriend, best mates and cousins will all be over and it’s good to get everyone watching, but hopefully the fans that are always there can be the 12th man tomorrow.”
Knott has settled well into life in South Bucks and has struck up an immediate rapport with the Chairboys faithful following his all-action display at the Kassam Stadium last time out.
One moment in that match epitomised the 20-year-old’s display as he chased down three Oxford players late on before winning a throw deep inside the home side’s half. Knott then turned to the Blues support who responded with a wall of sound to show their appreciation.
He said: “Mine’s an easy name to sing I think!
“It was good fun and I really appreciated it, hopefully we can carry on now and push up the league.
“The crowd were involved from the first minute to last against Oxford. It was probably silly of my chasing them when we were down to 10 men, but luckily we won it back.
“Every game is a tough one, but we’ve got a good team, a good squad and we’ve worked well this week.
“I think we’re going into it in good spirits and we stuck together last week. You saw even when we went down to 10 that everyone worked for each other and hopefully we can push on tomorrow for the win.”
Tickets for the Southend clash are priced from just £7 for juniors (8-18), £11 for young adults (19-25), £13 for seniors (60 and over) and £17 for adults. Children (7 and under) are FREE.
Blues Card holders can book in advance and receive a £2 discount. , call 01494 441118 or visit the Information Centre atonlineBuy Adams Park in person.