‘Wem­b­ley won’t phase Chair­boys’

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AARON Holloway in­sists Wy­combe Wan­der­ers will not let the big oc­ca­sion get to them when they take to the field at Wem­b­ley against Southend.

For many of the Chair­boys squad, this will be the first time that they have played un­der the arch and Welsh­man Holloway

is no dif­fer­ent. Although a rookie of only 38 foot­ball league ap­pear­ances for both New­port and Wy­combe, the pow­er­ful for­ward be­lieves he can han­dle the pres­sure of play­ing in a 90,000seater sta­dium.

He said: “I feel that we have strong char­ac­ters so the big oc­ca­sion at Wem­b­ley won’t make much of a dif­fer­ence to be hon­est.

“Ob­vi­ously this is my first proper sea­son any­where and it’s been the best one by a mile.

“This is my first proper sea­son, but the in­juries have come thick and fast. I think next sea­son will be my most im­por­tant.”

Holloway was signed on a free trans­fer in Au­gust af­ter be­ing re­leased by the Ex­iles and the 22-year-old be­lieves that the Chair­boys have not got any­one who can of­fer whath th he doesd tot th the side.id

He added: “I think me play­ing like I have has helped the team out a lot.

“We haven’t re­ally got any­one like me who can hold the ball up for ages and put them­selves about.

“I work quite well with ev­ery­one up top to be fair, but there’s al­ways a mix and match with strik­ers so it’s hard to get a link, but we’re do­ing re­ally well at the mo­ment.”

Wan­der­ers boss Gareth Ainsworth be­lieves that Holloway has all the tools to play at the high­est level and d re­ferredf dt to hi him as hi his ‘project’ at Adams Park.

Ainsworth said: “He is still my project – he has all the at­tributes and the tools to play at a very high level.

“We signed him when he was in­jured, he had a ham­string in­jury, but we had seen enough to be­lieve we could turn him into some­thing spe­cial and I still be­lieve that.

“He is a long way from the fin­ished ar­ti­cle, but with per­for­mances like that it won’t be too long be­fore we see some in­ter­est in Aaron Holloway.”

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