Nick Arnold feels that the experienced pros amongst the Wycombe squad can lead the way for the younger players as the Chairboys look to climb the table.
Right-back Arnold, who joined the club on loan from Reading during the summer, highlighted how the likes of Gary Doherty and Matt Bloomfield have proved invaluable for players like himself as he looks to continue his development at Adams Park.
“The more experienced players in the squad definitely help us younger players; they’ve been there and done it so they are good to learn from,” he told wwfc.com.
“Playing alongside Gary Doherty, who’s played God knows how many games, is a great factor for me as he tells me the way he wants me to play alongside him. I’m learning every time I play next to him.
“It helped to come in with Blooms; because of him being such a legend at the club, everyone came and spoke to me as well. He’s helped me through a few things and it’s made it easier for me being good friends with him.”
He added: “There’s a good team spirit here and it helps on the pitch. Everyone sticks together no matter what whether it’s in training or during games.
“We’re all in this together, we’re all a team and I’m pleased to be part of it. It’s definitely helped me to settle in – everyone has been so welcoming.
With a derby against Oxford United looming this weekend, the 20-year-old also praised the influence of manager Gareth Ainsworth as the squad aim to build on Saturday’s draw with Morecambe.
“Gareth Ainsworth is a top guy,
” he said. “
He helps you, he sticks by you – he’ll die for you. As someone who is such a big part of the club, it’s great for me as a young player to play under him.
“I love playing for this team – we’ve got a really good bunch of boys. Results haven’t happened for us but we got a point at Morecambe so hopefully we can kick on from there.”
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