Wood: Gaz has got us fighting

Sam Wood

Sam Wood

First published in Sport Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

SAM Wood says Wanderers’ upturn in form is down to the never say die attitude manager Gareth Ainsworth has instilled into the squad.

The Blues boss demands an all action style from all of his players, even the flair players who aren’t renowned for tracking back and flying into tackles.

Wood says it’s that change in attitude that’s behind Wycombe’s run of five wins from their last seven games, with another battling performance key to their latest victory at Plymouth on Saturday.

The Pilgrims dominated possession but a series of last ditch tackles, blocks and clearances stopped them from having a clear shot at the Wycombe goal as Blues won 1-0.

Wood said: “That’s the way Gaz has got us going. We throw our bodies on the line for each other. It was a bit scrappy but it’s League Two football and we are all fighting for each other.

“There were a few of us who do it week in, week out anyway. Gaz is drilling it into a few others. We do it in training, we work hard and we take that onto the pitch.

“We keep a nice tight back four so they can’t play through us. We kept them to long distance shots and we’ve got Jordan in goal, who you’re very rarely going to beat. He’s a very good keeper.

“Sometimes it’s going to be an ugly game. We’ve held them off and that’s what it’s all about. We worked hard. We are all blowing now but it’s paid off in the end and that’s all that matters.”

The only blot on Wanderers’ recent run of form was a 4-0 Boxing Day battering at promotion chasing Cheltenham and Wood said it was important Blues got that result out of the system quickly.

He said: “We spoke about the Cheltenham game and put it behind us. We left that one in the memory and focused on today.”

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