Jombati looks to get back to winning ways with Wycombe

Sido Jombati in action for Cheltenham at Adams Park last season

Sido Jombati in action for Cheltenham at Adams Park last season

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

SIDO Jombati said last season should be viewed as a one-off - both from a Wanderers point of view and a personal one.

The Portuguese defender was released by Cheltenham Town at the end of the season after a disappointing campaign that saw the Robins fail to hit the heights of two previous play-off campaigns.

He was quickly snapped up by Blues boss Gareth Ainsworth, signing a two year deal after the club was recommended to him by his former captain and ex Wanderer Alan Bennett.

And the 26-year-old said there's no reason why Wanderers can't hit the heights he's enjoyed previously during his time in England.

He twice won promotion to the Conference during his time in non-league football with Weymouth and Bath City and played in a Wembley play-off final with Cheltenham in his first season at Whaddon Road.

Meanwhile Wanderers only avoided relegation from the Football League on the final day of last season - but a talk with a former team mate soon set Jombati straight.

He said: "I spoke to Alan Bennett and he said Wycombe should be nowhere near where they were. This season is going to be at least the play-offs.

"He said it's a League One club and I think this season we are going to be nowhere near the bottom. We are going to fight for the play-offs.

"Last season I learnt a lot of things. When you struggle you need to keep working hard.

"It's the same with the players who were here last season. The next season tends to be better because you've learnt a different way to deal with the situation."

Being closer to his family in London was a factor in Jombati's decision to pitch up at Adams Park, and he can't wait for the new season to start despite finding it tough to move from Cheltenham.

He said: "I made some friends at the club and in the area around Cheltenham. It was difficult but you need to have a new project."

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