Wycombe Wanderers manager Matt Bloomfield has praised the attitude of right-wing back Jasper Pattenden following his emergence into the first team.

The 21-year-old has started the last four games in all competitions which has seen the Chairboys win three times and keep two clean sheets.

The only blemish during that run before this weekend's international break was the 2-1 loss away at Portsmouth on October 3.

Additionally, since securing his place in the starting line-up, Pattenden has also been deployed into a central midfielder where he is slowly developing himself into a utility player.

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Speaking after Wanderers’ 1-0 win over Stevenage in the Football League Trophy, which secured the club's progression into the next round for the first time since the 2016/17 season, Bloomfield said: “I said to Jasper in training that if there was ever a story about resilience and character then his is exactly it.

“He’s had several right-wing backs in front of him, there have been times where he has been disappointed, he’s had to keep fighting and scrapping but those are the characters and the resilience that you want within your group.

“He is now getting his rewards at the moment but there is still plenty of him to improve on and he has to keep his feet on the ground.

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“But I’m very pleased with him.”

Pattenden has played 14 competitive matches for Wycombe since his move from Non League Worthing last summer.

He also had a very brief loan spell at Dorking Wanderers between November 2022 and January this year but only played three times.