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Uche: Use that win as a catalyst

Striker determined to build on Saturday's success.

15 February 2021

Wycombe were able to turn things around in style on Saturday as they beat Huddersfield away from home in the Championship. It was Uche Ikpeazu leading the charge at the top of the park in arguably his stand-out performance of the season and he felt like he had something to prove.

‘I came here with Watford in 2013 and I wasn’t even on the bench. I remember how I felt and the fact that they thought I wasn’t good enough to play at this level, so today I used that as momentum, taking that into the game.’

The win on Saturday, their first in the Championship since December, clearly meant a great deal to Uche and the team as a whole, who’ve been working exceptionally hard to put points on the table.

‘I hate losing and so does the team. Everyone has been burning to win a game and it’s been tough. I care so much and it hurts me to lose. It’s a great win but we’ve got work to do - I’m excited.

‘I’m happy for the players as well because they work so hard and this is the most honest group of boys I’ve ever played with. It’s a win, and we need to kick on now.’

The number nine was causing massive issues for the Huddersfield defence the whole afternoon, and went on to win the penalty in the second half which Joe Jacobson, making his triumphant return from injury, converted. Fans might have been surprised that Uche didn’t step up himself, but he was adamant about what was best for the team:

‘I’m a striker, I want to score goals, but I’m going to get my goals this season, I’ve got no doubt about that. JJ is one of the best penalty takers in the football league, so I’ve got to respect that. Of course I want to score goals but he’s a penalty taker, and I look at it as an assist for me.’

There’s no rest for the Chairboys as they look forward to welcoming Derby County to Adams Park on Tuesday night. Another tough game, but one that Uche is feeling positive about:

‘The games are coming thick and fast, so it’s onto Tuesday now. I’m looking forward to it. To come back from 2-0 down to win 3-2, if that’s not a catalyst, I don’t know what is!’

You can follow Tuesday night’s match via iFollow as Wycombe look to take their momentum forward and put more vital points on the board.

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