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Wood vows to keep working hard

8 January 2013

Sam Wood has expressed his desire to continue working hard for the team as the Blues look to keep picking up the points.

Wood is well known for being a work-horse of the team and has already proved himself as a fans’ favourite after signing from Brentford in the summer.

The midfielder was influential in Saturday's 2-1 win over Chesterfield, driving Wycombe’s attack forward as well as making vital tackles to break up the visitors' play.

After picking up the man of the match award on New Year’s Day and putting in another great shift at the weekend, Sam modestly recognised his role in the team. He said: “I just kept running and running, that’s what I do for the team.”

The 26-year-old reflected upon the team’s performance and admitted that Gareth Ainsworth’s half-time team talk certainly had an effect on the players.

He said: “We were lucky to get the goal just before half time; we got in the changing room and got a bit of a rollocking. We came out sharp in the second half but once we settled down I thought we were on top for most of the game.”

Sam was also quick to praise the work of young defenders Kortney Hause – who scored his first senior goal in the 2-1 win - and Charles Dunne.

“They are playing very well, they’re young and inexperienced but they are playing games and are going to learn things,” he said.

“They’re working hard on the training ground and it’s showing with them both playing well on the pitch and we just need them to keep doing that.”

With Matt McClure out with a groin injury on Saturday, Jo Kuffour and Dean Morgan started up front for Wycombe. Jo Kuffour has found goals hard to come by this season but the former Arsenal trainee scored a spectacular lob to grab his first of the season and claim all three points over the Spireites. 

On Wycombe’s attacking talent, Wood said: “It’s fantastic, it’s what you need, that’s what you want your strikers to do and they stepped up. I was really pleased for Jo getting his goal today, he’s a great lad.”

Sam Wood has had a bright start to life atAdams Park, helping to steer Wycombe clear of the relegation zone, with the team now sitting only eight points off the play-off places. 

Although there is a long way to go in the season, Wood said: “We are starting to look up the table, rather than down and that’s where we want to be.”

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