Recent recruit Aaron Pierre has described himself as a striker’s ‘worst nightmare’.
The 21-year-old, who joined Wanderers on a month’s loan from League 1 side Brentford earlier this month, could be in line for his debut tonight after being an unused substitute in Wanderers' last two games.
“I’m your worst nightmare. I’m a machine and that’s what people call me – that or tank,” said the powerful centre-back.
“I have to live up to those expectations so I have to do whatever I can to make strikers feel like I’m their worst nightmare and that I’m the worst thing they’ve ever come across.
“If there’s a challenge, I’ll be there. I’ll make sure I’m in their face, they won’t get a clean shot and I’ll make them frustrated at playing against me.
“I don’t need to be doing anything too pretty, just head it, kick it, keep a good line and make sure that I control the game in front of me.
“I treat every game the same regardless, and at the end of the day I’m there to defend and be the biggest brute you’ve ever seen. I’m there to stop chances and keep a clean sheet, if that happens then that’s my job done.”
Pierre has settled in well to life at the Chairboys, and his introduction was made easier by a few familiar faces, including Anthony Jeffrey, who used to run with the loanee for a local athletics club.
He said: “We used to run for Shaftesbury Barnet in the summer just to get fitness. I also know Junior from Fulham and Woody from Brentford. I’ve known them for a few years.
“It’s been good so, all the squad have been friendly and have welcomed me. I know a couple of players from previous clubs or I’ve played against them so it’s been easy to fit in.”
When asked about how his loan spell came about, Pierre added: “Last season I was playing for Brentford U21s against QPR and that was the first shout that I might be getting looked at alongside other players.
“I had been trying to go out on loan and Wycombe were always interested, but at that moment they were doing well or they didn’t need anyone in my position because they had other players here.
“If a little injury happened then I’d heard that I was first on the list, and that’s what’s happened this year.
“It’s about breaking into the first team now, gaining experience, hopefully making my loan a lot longer and just generally enjoying it.
“The more you enjoy it, the more you want to play and the more you want to play, the more you will improve. It’s a little sequence and hopefully all three of them come.”