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Umerah eyeing goals in Chairboys loan spell

Read the strikers' first interview after joining Blues on loan until January.

31 August 2017

After making his debut in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday, Josh Umerah is excited for more in the Wycombe quarters.

Hours after announcing his loan move from Charlton Atheltic, the striker was thrown straight into the action with an impressive performance leading the line in the 5-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers.

Despite an ultimately disappointing night for the Chairboys, Umerah was pleased to get his first taste of action at Adams Park ahead of this weekend's fixture against Forest Green in Sky Bet League Two.

"I felt like I did well on my debut after going straight in and not knowing any of the lads," he said.

"I feel I managed to cope with the physicality and as a team I thought we were the better team in the first half and I don't think the result really reflected the game as a whole, but now we move on to Saturday.

"The aim now is to get on the scoresheet, and that is pretty much the aim from me every game as well as obviously to help the team win games.

"I'm looking forward to Saturday, which will be my first League Two game and hopefully I can play a part."

The powerful striker has been a prolific scorer at youth level for the Addicks since joining as a 10-year-old, going on to make three senior appearances for the club before playing four times on loan for Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock last season.

Now under the stewardship of Gareth Ainsworth and playing alongside the experience of players like Adebayo Akinfenwa, Umerah is hoping to grab this opportunity with both hands.

"I was told my the Charlton U23s manager Jason Euell about how much of a good manager Gareth Ainsworth is and how much he will give me a chance here, so hopefully I can score some goals and help the team.

"The minute I stepped in Bayo was boosting my morale and giving my confidence and just telling me to go about my own business and do what I do best and I'm look forward to working together to get Wycombe to where they need to be."

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