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Paris: There is a good vibe in the camp

Forward discusses his recent form and the trip to Exeter City.

9 February 2018

The start to 2018 has been a good one for the Chairboys. Four wins in January, a Manager of the Month award for the gaffer and of course that Marcus Bean winner in our last home fixture against Carlisle United.

One player key to that form has been Paris Cowan-Hall, who has netted four crucial goals against Colchester United, Crewe Alexandra, Luton Town and a 93rd minute equaliser against the Cumbrians that set up that grandstand finish.

The race for Sky Bet League One remains as tight as ever and Wanderers are right in the mix in a marathon that is sure to go right to the wire.

The in-form Cowan-Hall is pleased with his own performances of late, and says that the recent success for the team is no surprise given how he feels that this squad is the strongest he has seen in his two spells with the club.

“I’m pleased with my form at the moment, but I think as a team we are playing really well,” he said.

“There is fluidity, especially going forward and it is always nice to score but it is even nicer to win and that’s what we’ve been doing lately and it feels good.

“I think this is the strongest squad we have had in my time at the club, and the main thing I am focusing on is trying to contribute to the team in terms of performance and then hopefully more goals will follow.

“I am a big believer that everyone always plays better with a smile on their face and also when they are able to express themselves and I think that is what we’ve been allowed to do here.

“That is definitely the case going forward, as when I am playing in the front three I have been able to express myself and drift into a number of attacking positions and I am enjoying it.”

The victory over Carlisle is one that will live long in the memory for all connected with the club, and while Marcus Bean was the name on everyone’s lips leaving Adams Park after the last-gasp win, a Man of the Match performance and a late equaliser from Cowan-Hall - playing in an unfamiliar role of right wing-back for much of the closing stages - played a big part in the wild celebrations that followed.

That was the seventh time this season that Wycombe have come from behind to claim something from the game, and the forward puts that down to the belief and team spirit that is present within the current crop.

“Playing that right wing-back role involves a lot of running, I won’t lie, but I was more than willing to do it.

“Obviously it is not my usual position, but due to us being down to ten men the gaffer needed me to play there and I was happy to do that.

“I just saw Macca (Craig Mackail-Smith) get on the ball and look up for the cross to the back stick so I just gave everything to make sure I met it and it was great to see it go in and it gave us that extra lift to go on and win it.

“It is easy to say now, but I still believed we could get something out of the game when the added time went up as we always feel that we can turn any game around here with the chemistry we have in the squad.

“The only time I have ever felt like that before was the year we got to Wembley, obviously I left halfway through that season but I felt then like I feel now; that we could go 1-0 or 2-0 down in a game and still bring it back.

“It is a good feeling to have and there is a good vibe in the camp right now.”

Next up for the Chairboys is a trip to promotion chasing at Exeter City who sit four places and just four points behind Wanderers.

Cowan-Hall says fixtures at St James Park are always tough, and certainly doesn’t expect that to change on Saturday.

“Exeter have been very good at home this season and I have never had an easy game against them, but we will approach it like we do for any other game.

“There are no easy games in this league as you have seen from some of the results in the division so far, but we have to just approach it like we have in the previous five league games and hopefully we can come away with something.”

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