Appleton previews Chairboys clash


Head Coach Michael Appleton is relishing his first game at The Valley against Wycombe Wanderers this weekend.

Looking ahead to his first match in the SE7 dugout, Appleton said: “It will be great - the more fans the merrier, I think! I’ve always been of the mindset that you should make it as uncomfortable as you possibly can for the opposition.

"We have a job and a role to do that on behalf of the football club to make sure that we’re ultra-competitive and play as well as we possibly can on the pitch. If we can make it uncomfortable for the opposition off the pitch as well by getting behind the players and driving them forward - like the fans who turned up on Saturday did - that's great.

"In the end at Stevenage, we looked the fitter, stronger team and a lot of that was probably down to the support that we got," he added.

Appleton says his squad are full of confidence ahead of the visit of the Chairboys, who have won four of their last five league clashes.

“I hope that we can fulfil the 95, 100 minutes as best we can and to a level that is capable of beating Wycombe," said the boss. "I do believe that the group are capable of doing that and I think the group believe it as well because you can see it.

"I reminded the players yesterday that we’ve taken four points from our last two league games and hopefully it’s a stepping stone to take on the likes of Wycombe, who are in good form, and turn them over.”

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