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Grant's battling for the Blues

11 January 2013

Joel Grant says that Gareth Ainsworth’s fighting spirit is rubbing off on him and other members of the Wanderers squad.

Grant received a standing ovation towards the end of last Saturday’s 2-1 victory over after tracking back and winning the ball near his own penalty area.

“The reception it got from the fans makes you realise how important it is for the team,” he told Chairboys Player.

“I’ve said to Gaz and the players that I feel at home at this club and it’s one of the better clubs I’ve been at, I’m really enjoying my time here.

“I think if you want to play in this team, the least you have to do is put in some effort and show that fighting spirit and I think it’s rubbed off on some of the younger players and everyone’s on the same wavelength.

“Gaz has come in and he’s worked on a lot of weaknesses in my game. One thing he does is allow me to express myself with the ball; he says what I don’t know he can’t teach me.

 “I’ve been working hard this season, I found I was a lot fitter this season and I’m happy with how it’s going, I’m just hoping to stay fit and keep winning.

 “It’s always nice to score but I’m just happy to win and if I can score goals or set-up goals then that’s great for me.”

 Previewing the game on Saturday against AFC Wimbledon, Grant said “Both teams won’t be happy with the start they’ve had to the season but both have picked up recently, so they’ll be up for it and I’m sure we will be.

 “We won’t be underestimating them and you can’t do that with any team in this league. We’ve got to go into it like we did in the second half against Chesterfield, with the fighting spirit that’s been restored recently and we’ll do our best.”

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