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Players in high spirits ahead of season opener

5 August 2016

Spirits were high at the training ground this morning as the Wycombe squad trained for the final time before the start of the new Sky Bet League Two season.

Anthony Stewart, Sam Wood and Matt Bloomfield are all raring to go as the Chairboys make the trip to Crawley Town to kick off the 2016/17 campaign (3pm k.o.).

Blooms said: "We are raring to go. I'm really excited after an extended break for me after breaking my arm at the end of last season. I'm well rested and well recuperated, its been a tough pre season but we are really excited about what may lie ahead.

"The 72 Football League clubs are all looking forward to getting that first win on the board and we are no different. We would love to get that tomorrow and get off to a flying start like we did last year.

"If we don't then it is no catastrophe, but we are looking forward to getting there and putting in a performance for the travelling fans."

Centre half Anthony Stewart is targeting more goals after scoring a solitary goal last year which came in the opening day victory against York, and feels the test posed by the new additions to the squad will stand him in good stead.

He said: "We had a good pre season and all the boys are raring to go. We had a good trip to France and we have done well in the games we have had.

"We have to focus on what we have got to do and attack the games as we usually do and hopefully the results will come our way.

"It would be nice to open my account, and also I would like to add more goals than I did last season.

"It's been a different test coming up against Bayo who is a massive test. I can't play my strength against his so I have to be smart. Dayle is another who scores goals so he is one to look out for."

Sam Wood was among the goals in the last outing against Crawley - a 2-0 win at Adams Park in December - and scored a stunning goal to end pre season at Maidenhead last weekend.

The midfielder is hoping that the 4-1 win at York Road can be used as momentum going into the clash at the Checkatrade.com Stadium.

He said: "We didn't score as many as we would have liked last year so it was nice to get a few on the board last week before the start of the season, and carry momentum from that into tomorrow's game and the rest of the season.

"Its always nice to score a few goals so hopefully I can add to that this season."

See full interviews with all three players in Chairboys PlayerHD.

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