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Keep our spirits high

2 November 2020

Joe Wildsmith was pleased to be handed a starting shirt last time out and will continue to work hard to keep it.

The Wycombe clash was Wildsmith’s first league start since July and, although disappointed with the result, the keeper was pleased to be back out on the pitch for Wednesday.

The 24-year-old is likely to retain his place in the side for the visit of promotion-hopefuls Bournemouth on Tuesday night.

The Cherries have made a good start to life back at this level after dropping out of the Premier League last season and sit third in the table.

“It was good to play," Wildsmith said. "Obviously it’s been disappointing not to start this season because that’s what you want to do, play games.

“But I feel I’m working hard, day in, day out in training and have just been ready for that opportunity – it felt good to be back out there and help the boys.

“The results wasn’t great, that final ball, that last bit of quality let us down a bit. But personally yes, it was great to be back out there and put on that shirt.

“Bournemouth have got a lot of quality, they’ve come down from the Premier League and have got some good players there. We need to go out there and show what we’ve got.”


One thing clear from the start of the season is the high spirits behind the scenes in the Owls camp.

And Wildsmith insists that, despite four defeats on the bounce, those feelings are still very much prevalent at Middlewood Road.

“We need a good result to get us going and that will naturally lift spirits even higher.

“Everyone is upbeat, we’re not taking it to heart, we know the situation that we’re in. We understand how important it is to put points on the board.

“We’ve definitely got it in us, we don’t take any negativity from the results, we have to stay positive and we can only affect the next game.

“We go again on Tuesday night and we’ll give it our best shot, we have quality to beat anyone on our day so, I think it will be a good game and hopefully we’ll get a good result.”

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