Nick Freeman said he has been frustrated but ‘will always be ready for his chance’ after impressive performances have seen him start consecutive games for the first time in the league this season.
Freeman, who had only made five appearances off the bench in League One this season prior to his start in the 3-2 win over Shrewsbury, spoke of his delight at being given the opportunity to prove his place in Gareth Ainsworth’s starting eleven.
“I enjoyed the game against Shrewsbury it was a good win. It was a last-minute change but I’ll always be ready for my chance. I’ve obviously been frustrated but it’s just like anyone would be and I went in, enjoyed the match and we had a good game so it’s good.”
Despite his frustration at a lack of game time earlier in the season, Freeman is enjoying the challenge of having to fight his way into a talented side and believes the competition for places can only benefit the players and the team as a whole.
“It’s hard to get in the team. It’s a bigger squad this year, we’ve got a very good squad, good competition all around the pitch in all areas so it’s hard to get in but, obviously when you get your chance, you’ve just got to take it and try to keep your shirt.”
“There’s a lot of competition so you’re trying to be better than the man next to you and you’re bettering each other in a way so it’s good healthy competition.”
The Chairboys didn’t get off to the best of starts this season but Freeman believes it is the togetherness within the squad that has seen them rise up the table in recent weeks.
“We weren’t sitting in a great position a few weeks ago but after four or five wins, that gets you right up the table, but we’re just taking every game as it comes, just doing as well as we can. We’ve got a good team and we can achieve a lot if we stick together.”
“We never know when we’re beaten. We’ll go 1-0 down and that’s not the end because we’ll always come back and we just have that grit between our teeth.”
Wanderers are looking to make it six home league wins in a row when they face Barnsley on Saturday and Freeman feels the club have got what it takes to extend that run despite taking on a side pushing for promotion.
“We can win any game but in this league you’ve got to be tight at the back, you’ve got to be clinical up front because big teams like that can hurt you, but I’m confident we’ve got enough in our team to win the game on the day.”