‘Wembley won’t phase Chairboys’
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.”