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Southwell keen to get off the mark

12 August 2016

Dayle Southwell is desperate to get on the score sheet for the first time in a Wycombe shirt as his former club Grimsby are the visitors to Adams Park.

The summer signing from Boston started his career with the Mariners, and says it would be the perfect occasion in which to get off the mark for his new club.

He said: "I spent a lot of my time there, since the age of 10, so it is one that I am very much looking forward to.

"I have played against Grimsby once, in a pre-season game for Boston, but never in a competitive game before.

"The performances have been there and I am working hard to get that goal - it just isn't falling for me at the minute. I'm sure the goal will come eventually and what a time it would be for it to come on Saturday."

Dayle has been impressed with the performances of his new team mates since joining, saying that the Chairboys have been unlucky in their two 1-0 defeats to start the season.

He said: "We have had chances in the games but we just haven't put them away. We've been unlucky, we have played well and we just need to turn the performances into three points.

"We had around seven or eight players out [on Tuesday against Bristol City] - that just shows what a strong squad we have got. Whatever team we put out we will always give it a good go. We played really well against a Championship side and we were unlucky not to get a win in the end."

Marcus Bean feels that it is only a matter of time before Dayle scores for Wanderers.

He said: "We have great competition for places in all areas - Dayle has looked very sharp all through pre-season, not only in games but in training as well.

"He has hit a couple of very sweet shots which have been blocked on the line or the keeper has made a great save. It will come for him and playing against his old club, he will be desperate to score this Saturday."

Beany says it won't be an easy game though, as Grimsby come into the match having won on the opening day of the season against Morecambe after a six year absence from the EFL.

He said: "They are riding a wave at the moment. That is what happens when you are used to winning, it is infectious and they brought that into this season by winning their first game. It is going to be a tough game and they are a big club. They will be desperate to make an impression and it is up to us to dampen their spirits.

"We are desperate for that first win. We started off really well last season and that was something we talked about trying to emulate so a win on Saturday will go along way to us doing that."

Check out the full interviews with both players in Chairboys PlayerHD.

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