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Arnold: Blues helping me develop

15 January 2014

Nick Arnold feels that his time at Adams Park will be integral to his progress during this early stage of his career.


The on-loan Reading full-back also described the step up from Academy football to League 2 and the contrast between them.
“Playing here is another learning curve for me as I’ve only ever played under-21s football, so I’ve never experienced anything like this,” he told wwfc.com.

“You see different things, you play different styles, you play under different managers. You’ve got to adapt to other sides of the game and learn attributes that you probably haven’t come across before.

“Coming here and playing men's football in a league where everything matters is really different and I’m enjoying it.”

The 20-year-old also said how he is enjoying playing alongside Paris Cowan-Hall as the two have linked up down the right in recent weeks.

“I’ve never played with Paris before but he’s a top player – quick and takes people on,” he added.

“It’s great for a full-back like myself as you just give him the ball and let him do the rest!”

Anyone who has watched Wycombe train will know of Arnold’s capabilities in front of goal and the defender hinted that there may be more to come from him at the other end of the pitch.

“I love a shot on goal, to be fair!” he admitted. “I love to go forward and I’m quite an attacking player. I’ll be bombing them in all the time during training, although I don’t get many of them during games.

“But I’ll play whatever way the gaffer wants me to, whether he wants me to get forward or sit back.

“I think that’s a side of me the fans haven’t necessarily seen yet, but it’s different at this level.

“You watch the Premier League and full-backs are flying forward, but in League 2 you need to make sure you’re more secure in case you’re counted on.

“I’m only 20 and it’s all a learning curve for me.”

As Arnold looks ahead toward the end of the season, all of his focus will be on working with the rest of the side and helping Wanderers push up the table.

He said: “My aim now is to be here for the team and try and get us going up the league, then go back to Reading at the end of the season and see what they want to do with me.

“I’ll kick on here at Wycombe and hopefully this will be a good step in my career.”

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