It was a winning start to life in a Chairboys shirt for Manchester City loanee Luke Bolton, who came on as a second half substitute in the 1-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle in Sky Bet League One.
The highly-rated winger replaced Matt Bloomfield on 71 minutes and helped the Chairboys cling on to a third consecutive win in difficult conditions, whilst making his professional debut in the process.
Reflecting on his first game at Wycombe, Bolton was delighted to get off the mark with all three points.
“It was good, it’s obviously different to under-23s, you feel part of the team and everyone is fighting for the same cause, for the three points and I think the lads put in a great shift,” he said.
“When I came on, I tried to keep that going and keep doing what Paris (Cowan-Hall) had been doing before me and I think the gaffer was happy with all of us.
“I think the boys defended well as a team, we got through it and got those three points.”
The 19-year-old was highly sought-after, and the Chairboys managed to fend off interest from higher-placed clubs to secure the services of the England U20 international.
Bolton says Gareth Ainsworth’s vision was a big part of why he came to the club, and now wants to make sure his time with Wanderers is both worthwhile and memorable.
“I spoke to the manager and I had heard about him and Dobbo (Richard Dobson) and he just said what he wants from me and it just sounded appealing.
“It’s important for me to come here and play football and fight for my place, and that is what I am going to do.
“I feel like I can create goals, get balls in the box of quality, run off the big striker or make the runs myself, and again work hard; I will always track my full-back, I will always bust a gut and I think the lads appreciate that.
“A few of the lads had said that they didn’t know what to expect from me, but they say that I am part of the team already so that feels good.”
The win over Argyle ensured it is now three wins on the spin for Wanderers ahead of a trip to Blackpool on Tuesday night.
Bolton praised the team spirit in the camp and is confident that if the team can show the same character at Bloomfield Road then they can come away with a result.
“We’ve won the last three games now, and we can definitely get another result on Tuesday if we stick together.
“The squad harmony is good, they are all great lads and if we keep working for each other we can get some more good results in this league.”