Cup fever is upon us in Wycombe!

I have been looking forward to this clash with Leatherhead since the draw was made all those weeks ago.

The noise generated here last season against Stourbridge was a fantastic spectacle. A full house, a great game and the competitive nature of the opponents meant it was a great to be a part of.

I expect nothing different from the game against Leatherhead, who saw off Billericay Town with ease in the last round.

To be the lowest ranked side left is a fantastic achievement and whatever the result, they will have done the town of Leatherhead proud.

Gareth sees this as a great opportunity to go through but certainly respects Leatherhead. He won’t be leaving any stone unturned and quite a few players have done their chances of a starting berth in this game no harm at all in the midweek win against West Ham U21s.

The likes of Dayle Southwell, Nick Freeman and Will De Havilland all impressed Gaz and after the game he said it is nice to have these selection problems as it shows the strength of the squad he has at his disposal.

What’s more, the FA Cup means so much to Gareth and he will be determined to emulate the last two seasons in this competition with those games against Spurs and Aston Villa still fresh in the memory.

It has been a good week on the pitch for Wycombe with that win against West Ham in the Checkatrade Trophy as well as a hard-fought victory over Yeovil Town on Saturday.

The star of the show once again was Ebere Eze. He scored another sublime goal to take his tally to five and was in great form.

Unfortunately he is cup-tied but that will give someone else the chance to shine in his role.

Joe Jacobson added a penalty just before the break but Yeovil still had time to pull one back.

What impressed me from the press box was the fact that Wycombe saw out the game so solidly. Their gung-ho approach has been a joy to watch this season but sometimes they haven’t been sharp enough at the back.

However, on Saturday they were and defensively the team have been very strong lately, with a number of the defence in good form.

The West Ham game gave Gareth the opportunity to use his squad and it was impressive to watch and a thoroughly deserved win.

Now, though is the game the team have been geared towards and although it won’t be easy, the way Wycombe went about their business against Solihull Moors will stand them in good stead here.