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Max relishing first-team opportunity

17 February 2014

Max Kretzschmar says he is hopeful of securing a place in Gareth Ainsworth’s starting XI after his impressive showing last time out against Fleetwood Town.

Blues’ clash at Cheltenham was postponed at the weekend, but they return to action on Saturday when leaders Chesterfield visit Adams Park, and the 20-year-old is aiming to cement his place in the first team.

“We’ve struggled of late and Gaz has gone back to the older more experienced players, which is fair enough,” Kretzschmar told Chairboys Player.

“I didn’t find out I was playing last Tuesday until quite late so maybe that played a part in my mind-set.

“I got thrown in and it was a good opportunity, I’m glad I took it well and hopefully I can put in another good performance if selected next time and we go on to get the three points.

“It was a great start for me (earlier in the season), but you always want more as a player. The last couple of months have been a bit stagnant but hopefully I can get back to scoring ways and helping the team pick up those three points.”

He added: “I really enjoyed the Fleetwood game. It was quite a good performance in the first half and the second wasn’t too bad. To be in the starting XI was really good for me.

“I was happy with my own performance. That system we played means you can get a lot out of the four midfielders with Josh screening. Bloom got on it a lot, Stu did well and I think I did as well.

“The Accrington game was a bit stale and we didn’t create too much, but I had two really good opportunities against Fleetwood and maybe could have done a little bit with them.”

Blues were fast out of the blocks against the Cod Army with Kretzschmar testing visiting keeper Chris Maxwell inside the opening 10 seconds, and that start set the tone for a much-improved display.

The midfielder said: “That is what Gaz is all about and that’s what we want to do.

“I got the ball and was thinking of passing, but Morgan said ‘just shoot’ so I did and hit the target. It set the tone and from then on we played alright.

“We feel we are progressing, but we’re under no illusions and we haven’t got the three points that we’ve been after.

“That’s what we want and against Fleetwood we wouldn’t have minded playing worse but getting the three points. We know the main thing is the three points.”

Tickets for Saturday’s visit of the Spireites are priced from just £5 for juniors, £9 for young adults, £11 for seniors and £15 for adults. U7s can enjoy this and all league fixtures for FREE. 

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