Wycombe defender Anthony Stewart is keen for a run in the side following an encouraging performance at centre half in Wanderers' 1-0 defeat to Gillingham on Saturday.

Stewart returned to the side after Adam El-Abd was ruled out through suspension and put in a decent shift at the back.

With El-Abd and Sido Jombati being the first choice centre halves in recent months, Stewart is hoping to put his case forward for a starting berth in El-Abd's absence.

He said: "To be fair, I thought I did alright. I knew it was going to be tough coming in and I knew it was going to be hard graft but that is what I was willing to do.

"Any striker I come up against I think I can do a good job against them.

"It has been a tough time for me but I have tried to stay fit and do a good job. Any game time I get I can hopefully cement my place.

"I want to chalk off as many games as I can now. I think there is 13 or 14 to go and hopefully I can stay in the team and stay fit."

Focusing on the defeat, Stewart added: "It was a tough one to take. We dominated the game and to concede with their one shot on target hurts but we have to pick ourselves up and go again.