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Dom: Strong squad will cope with fixture schedule

Midfielder can't wait to get stuck into the challenge ahead.

23 November 2020

Dominic Gape was thrilled to make his long overdue Championship debut and says the Blues can relish the congested fixture schedule that lies ahead thanks to the strength in depth of Gareth Ainsworth's squad.

The midfielder joined the club amidst an injury crisis in League 2 in August 2016 and reckons it's a mark of the Wanderers' progress that they can now confidently rotate the team when required to cope with the demands of the four successive weekend-midweek fixture combinations coming up.

"I've been here quite a long time now and it's nice to see how the club has developed and what a strong squad we have, which means we can cope with the fixture schedule.

"Training is great but games are what you want to be involved in and they're coming thick and fast with lots of opportunities to pick up points, so we can't wait."

Those matches give Gape the chance to make up for lost time after he was forced to miss the first two months of the season due to suspension and then an injury picked up in training, but he was over the moon to step out onto the pitch for the first time in the 0-0 draw with the Bees.

"I loved it!", he said afterwards. "It's been a long couple of months for me; I've been trying to get behind the boys when watching on iFollow or here at the ground, but it's nice to be able to contribute on the pitch and help us get a point.

"It was a hard couple of months but I had great help from the medical staff here at the club, who have done a great job with me and now I feel ready to attack the rest of the season.

"We're really growing as a team and we've found our feet at this level. It's been similar to when we moved into League 1 and it takes a bit of time, but now we've proven we can compete."

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