Wycombe defender Jack Grimmer is relishing this weekend's test against Sunderland - but is wary of the new manager bounce they could have after appointing Phil Parkinson this week.

Parkinson has been given the role following the sacking of Jack Ross and the Black Cats currently sit sixth in League One and they still harbour title aspirations.

Grimmer admitted he can't wait for the game to begin but explained that Parkinson's appointment could galvanise their opponents.

He said: "That can be huge. I think that bounce is about all they get because if he comes in tomorrow he doesn't have time to implement his style.

"But we don't have a new manager and we still have that bounce. We thrive on the bigger matches and it is definitely a game I can't wait for.

"It has been a different preparation to normal because we had the weekend off without a game. It is nice to clear your head and go away and relax and that makes everyone hungrier coming in this week.

"It was very lively on Monday and Tuesday and spirits are high. Bayo scoring the penalty [equaliser against Peterborough] was crucial for us. It was important not to lose and it was huge for us mentally.

"This weekend can't come quick enough and I am really looking forward to it."

Grimmer has been in exceptional form since joining in the summer, replacing fans favourite Jason McCarthy at right-back and the Scotsman hopes to continue his stellar displays.

He added: "My form speaks volumes for the way I have settled in.

"Right from the first minute, it feels like I have been here a lot longer than this season and the fans have taken to me well and I am fortunate at all the clubs I have been at, the fans seem to have taken to me well.

"You always hope that doesn't change and long may that continue but not just me, the whole team deserve rave reviews."