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JJ eyes derby day delight

Defender previews the visit of neighbours Oxford United.

14 September 2018

Joe Jacobson says he is looking forward to doing battle once more with local rivals Oxford United this weekend at Adams Park.

This will be the first league meeting between the pair in over two years, the last came in May 2016 when the U’s secured promotion to Sky Bet League One with a 3-0 win at home against the Chairboys.

Looking to avenge that showing whilst also looking to register their first home league win of the campaign, JJ says Wanderers can’t wait for kick-off on Saturday afternoon.

 “I remember when we last played Oxford at our place in the league and it was a great atmosphere with Jason bagging the winner in that game,” he said.

“It was one of them games where everyone stepped up, the crowd were on it and it was good fun to be involved in.

“I was then there at the end of that season when they beat us to go up, unfortunately I didn’t play but that hurt us that day.

“Although that game didn’t have any impact on our league position, we were disappointed with how we performed and it feels a little bit like we owe them one for that, and we are all looking forward to coming up against them again.

“We’ve had one or two good performances at home so far this season and there are games where perhaps we were unlucky not to win, but we want to put that right and get that first win at home as soon as possible and there is no better time to do that than a derby against your local rivals who are in a similar position to us in the league.”

Gareth Ainsworth and his recruitment team have worked their magic again in the summer transfer window and Wycombe now possess a real strength in depth to their squad in their first season back in League One.

With competition for places high, Jacobson says that can only bring the best out of the Blues.

“This is the biggest squad we have had since I have been here and the best in terms of quality.

“Probably looking back over the teams I have been in at this level, this squad is probably the best I have been in, so it is really good to be a part of.

“It’s tough for the manager to pick a starting XI and 18 for a squad so that means we have all got to work hard and fight for a place which can only the bring out the best of this team.”

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