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David: It's an exciting environment to be part of

Forward looks ahead to the Blues' Adams Park return tomorrow.

21 February 2020

We spoke with Chairboys forward David Wheeler as he reflects on last weekend’s away victory against Bolton Wanderers and looks to continue this form back home at Adams Park against Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

The 29-year-old began by expressing how pleased he was with Saturday’s performance at Bolton:

“We have been so dominant at home that it doesn’t stand out as much that we haven’t won many games away from home. I think regardless of whether it is home or away, we want to follow it up with a win, so it was good and I thought we deserved the win. It was a good performance and I am glad that Fred is back and playing well. I thought we created a decent amount of chances in the game too.

“If you win every game at home and lose every game away, at the end of the season you are still doing pretty well so I don’t think it has been a huge stress, but it was something that we needed to and wanted to correct.”

When asked about his time so far here with us, Dave explained:

“Wycombe is definitely different to other clubs I've been at. They do things in here in a different way to any club that I have been at before, and it is largely down to the influence of the gaffer (Gareth Ainsworth) and Dobbo (Richard Dobson) with the way things are run in and around the changing room, the ground and the training ground. It is very well thought through and it is not just about what happens on the pitch; it is off the pitch too. It is a really interesting and exciting environment to be a part of.”

On the subject of Fred Onyedinma’s recovery, Dave said:

“It is a massive deal. It gives us another option going forward and it relieves the pressure off the lads that have been playing most of the season and it gives us all a lift; with the sort of player Fred is, it’s great for him, we are happy for him. All of the work that he has done and getting a knee in the back from the physio team every day can’t have been fun, so he deserves to be back really!”

Looking ahead to Saturday’s visit of Tranmere Rovers, Dave expressed:

“It is the usual thing where if a team really has something to play for then it is always going to be a tough game. They are very much fighting for their lives to stay up and that potentially could be a more challenging game than a mid-table clash, and also, they showed what a good team they can be in the FA Cup this season. I don’t think in any way we will take the game lightly; we respect them as a team and the players, and we are just focusing on what we can do and hopefully that’s enough.”

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