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Gape: Winning mentality will not change

Dominic Gape previews Swindon.

31 October 2017

A key cog in the Chairboys machine, Dominic Gape has shown his versatility after slotting in at right-back for Wanderers’ last two games.

A position that is not new to him having played there in his youth days at Southampton, Gape has looked right at home whilst the injuries have mounted up in the Wycombe defence.

When asked about his recent role, the 23-year-old says he is happy to play wherever requested in order to help the team succeed.

 “I’ve played at right-back before in similar circumstances at Under-23 level when I was at Southampton,” he said.

“I’ll happily play there, I just enjoy being on the pitch so wherever the gaffer wants to play me, I will play there.

“When I first played there, my youth team coach said to me that it is a good string to add to your bow - to add another position to your game - as you might be in a situation like we are now, and you can step forward with the experience that you have had.

“Playing at under-23 level is slightly different, but I was up against some really high-quality players who have then gone on to do great things, so to be able to fall back on those experiences is important.

“It is a position where the game is in front of you, and being a central midfielder I would like to think my strengths are passing and getting on the ball, so at right-back I have got the whole pitch in front of me so it is just down to me to pick the right pass.”

Wycombe head to the County Ground on Tuesday night, in a Group C Checkatrade Trophy clash against Swindon Town.

With now a break from League Two action until the 11th November, Gape says the Chairboys winning mentality will not change for cup action.

“We just want to win every single game we play,” he added.

“We will take that same approach and attitude into the game on Tuesday, and then game on Sunday, as we will every game.

“If you ask any footballer if they ever go into a game not wanting to win, they will tell you that is a load of rubbish, I take every game seriously and hopefully we can get a win in our next game on Tuesday.”

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