Three wins in a week - the boys’ response to that painful Luton defeat has been perfect.

Conceding two late goals and coming away with nothing in a game we dominated can break a team’s spirit and have ramifications for your next fixtures.  But we used firstly our performance and secondly Luton’s celebrations as the catalyst.

It has not been easy. Every game posed its own challenges - Colchester’s pace, Crewe’s big man little man strike force, and Barnet’s fluidity all caused us problems at times.

In my time at Wycombe we have always been resilient - the gaffer demands it. But this season feels different from previous ones.  Now we have the strength in depth and the quality to go with it. 

After training I often like to take in a game. One day it was QPR U23 vs Hull City U23. Managers and scouts often bemoan how difficult it is to judge how good a player is in U23 games. Often slow in tempo and with nothing on the line, U23 games are worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of league football.

But one boy - Eberechi Eze - stood out from the rest. He scored a hat-trick that day. The goals were great - all well taken.  However, it was the ease at which he went past players, his ability to find time/space and his decision making that impressed me. 

I had a word with the gaffer a few days later and the rest is history. Eze has adapted to League 2 seamlessly. He has bought into the gaffer’s work ethic and ethos and shown a real willingness to listen and learn tactically. I have no doubt he will play for QPR regularly soon. People pay to watch players like Eze because he gets them off their seats. He’s at the perfect club in Wycombe for his development, with a history of nurturing loan players not only how to be better players, but more importantly, better human beings.

With a combined age of over 100, Bayo, Tyson and Mackail-Smith must be the oldest front three in Football League history. The golden oldies are on flames – just don’t tell Bayo I called them that. Having played against Nathan and Craig on numerous occasions, I was aware of their strengths having been on the receiving end of some top performances.  However, at the back of your mind you still question ‘have they still got it’. It didn’t take long for the answer.

During the first training session it was clear that Tyson’s blistering pace and Mackail-Smith’s relentless work rate was still there in abundance. The three of them complement each other perfectly all posing very different problems to defences.  Finding the answers tactically to keep them quiet must be an opposition manager’s nightmare. 

With the young guns Nick Freeman, Josh Umerah, Paris Cowan-Hall and Dayle Southwell in reserve all itching to play a part, our gaffer has a few headaches of his own. Wycombe - unlike in previous seasons - has goals from everywhere, myself excluded (but it is coming!).