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O'Nien: One game at a time

Midfielder previews Yeovil.

13 April 2018

Luke O’Nien says Wanderers cannot afford to look beyond the next game as they prepare to travel to Yeovil this weekend.

Three games in seven days will be a test of the Chairboys’ hold on the final automatic spot with Lincoln and Accrington next up after Saturday’s fixture at Huish Park, but the midfielder knows that all focus is on the Glovers with vital points on offer against tricky opponents.

 Previewing the game, O’Nien said: “Of course promotion is going to be in the back of your mind but you have got to take each game as it comes.

“You have seen in the league this year that every team can beat any other and Yeovil are a tough team to play who have taken some points off some very good sides this season.

“So all focus is on that game, and we’ve been doing our homework on them and been working on our shape for another big game this weekend.”

The 12-day break between has allowed Gareth Ainsworth’s side to recover and prepare for the final five and has also allowed time for more bodies to get back on the grass in preparation for the run-in.

After Michael Harriman and Scott Kashket made instant impacts on their returns from injury over the Easter weekend, O’Nien is hoping a few more can follow suit between now and the end of the season.

“It’s good to see players coming back from injury and helping the team as you saw from Scott Kashket’s winner against Grimsby and Michael Harriman helping us keep a clean sheet at Notts County.

“It’s good to see all the boys fit and available and I think it gives the manager a selection headache which is a nice problem to have.

“There is a few more players edging closer now and I think that is crucial going into the crunch time of the season.”

It seemed as if O’Nien had ended his long wait for an away goal amongst the freezing conditions at Barnet in the second of a 2-0 win in mid-March, but the wait was prolonged after the dubious goal panel ruled it as a Ricardo Santos own-goal.

Now he travels with Wanderers to the place of his last goal on the road; a superb match-winning strike in a 1-0 win at Yeovil in November 2015, and although he would love to repeat that feat he says that the result is the most important thing.

“It feels like a long time ago since I scored that goal at Yeovil and it is about time I scored away again and no better place to do it than the place I last scored at.

“Of course it is always nice to score, but getting the wins are the most important thing and if I don’t score again between now and the end of the season but we get five wins I would take that any day.”

Click here for all the ticket information for this weekend's fixture at Yeovil (14/04).


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