Wycombe Wanderers defender Joe Jacobson believes the signings that the Blues have made this summer show where the club wants to be as they look to improve on 17th place in League One last term.

Wanderers have bolstered their squad with nine signings this summer and Paul Smyth netted on his debut having signed on loan from QPR, with Fred Onyedinma scoring on his return for a third spell at Adams Park.

Add to that the likes of David Wheeler and Alex Pattison, who was superb in the win against Bolton, joining, hopes are high that the Chairboys can prove to be a force to be reckoned with this campaign.

Jacobson said: "The target is to improve on last season and we want to do that, first and foremost.

"Hopefully when we get to our points tally from last season, we can kick on from there.

"The signings we have got in this summer shows where the club wants to be and how they want to progress.

"We have to thank Rob [Couhig], Pete [Couhig] and Trevor [Stroud] for helping us get these guys in.

"They have been amazing to get the players in that we have got and the calibre of the players that we have managed to get in too.

"The competition for places is so strong at the minute. You look at the forward areas where you could pick any two or three from nine fantastic players.

"We just hope that everyone plays to their full potential. It isn't always the case but if the gaffer can get the best out of everyone I am sure we will have an exciting season."

Wycombe are about to embark on their first away trip of the season when they travel down to the West Country to take on Bristol Rovers.

During Jacobson's time at the club, Wanderers have traditionally been better away from Adams Park, except last season when their away form fell way below standard.

The former Rovers man admitted he is keen for the Blues to return to winning ways on the road and hoped that run starts on Saturday.

He said: "The first couple of seasons I was here, the away form was probably the best in the league.

"The home form used to be a struggle but last season we turned that around and hopefully we can get the home form and the away form firing. That is the goal.

"Picking up points away from home is tough in this league and we managed to do it last season at Bristol Rovers and hopefully we can do the same this weekend."

Another area where Jacobson wants the team to improve is defensively and the Blues got off to an ideal start in that respect last weekend when they kept a clean sheet against Bolton.

Four of the five defenders were mainstays last season with Ryan Allsop, Adam El-Abd, Anthony Stewart and Jacobson himself all playing 90 minutes in the 2-0 win.

The full-back is hoping that the confidence they got from that shutout will stand them in good stead this weekend.

He added: "You always want to get that first clean sheet as a defender under your belt.

"Strikers want to get that first goal or assist under their belt but for us it was a solid performance.

"They didn't cause us too many issues but we still head to deal with what they had and we had to make sure we concentrated the whole time and I thought we did really well.

"Jack [Grimmer] came in and did really well and for us it was a perfect start and hopefully we can kick on now."