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Lewis hoping to emulate Gaz

27 September 2013

Stuart Lewis says he’s learning from the best in Gareth Ainsworth as he aims to become a first-class captain.


Ainsworth, the skipper when the two played alongside each other for the Blues, appointed the 25-year-old as the side’s on-field leader in the summer.
“I can’t speak highly enough of him really,” Lewis told Chairboys Player. “From the day I joined, he’s been positive, on the front foot and wants the players to take the game to teams. That’s showing in the way we’re playing on the pitch.

“I am an emotional character – I feel the defeats and I enjoy the wins. Not getting too low or too high is something Gaz is trying to help me improve on.

“If I can be half the captain Gaz was when he was playing, I’ll be pleased and proud.”

He added: “Wearing the armband is massive. Morecambe was such a big day for me.

“I was gutted about the Wimbledon game and I let a few people down. But it’s how you bounce back from things in football – I’ve come back in and we’ve got a few good results which has been great.

“We are all together and a really tight group, and if I can be the leader of that group, it would be mean loads to me.”

Stu will be looking to show the way once again as the Wanderers look to make it seven games unbeaten and four consecutive away victories at Rochdale on Saturday.

He said: “The last few away games have been brilliant. If we can take those performances into Saturday’s game, we are in with a really good chance of coming away with something.

“Rochdale is always a tough place to go and we know what they’ll bring. Keith Hill always sets up good teams.

“But it’s about us at the minute though, if we can bring our tempo and desire then we’ll do ok.

“To be disappointed with a draw at home to York shows how far we’ve come and that’s testament to Gaz and the staff.

“If we can take this into the next two or three months and really build, it could be an interesting season.”
Player Find out what Stu thinks of his midfield partner Billy Knott and how he’s been getting on with Gaz’s quizzes in his full interview on
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