From villain to hero – winger Weston happy to be among friends
HE set up the goal that broke Wycombe Wanderers’ hearts at Wembley – and now Myles Weston wants to help the Chairboys get back there and go one better.
Weston provided the cross from which Southend bagged a last-gasp equaliser in the League Two play-off final a year ago, denying Wycombe at the death.
He then went on to score in the penalty shoot-out as Southend won on spot kicks, but a year later found himself signing for the team whose dream he helped shatter.
Weston said: “I came on as a sub, got a chance one-on-one and we scored from it. When I get into a one-on-one position I back myself against anyone, and unfortunately it was against Beany (Marcus Bean), who’s my good friend – but there’s no friends once you step out on the pitch.
“It was a good day for me personally, and although I don’t like to make too many targets, hopefully I can have more days like that at Wycombe.
“It’s good to have that kind of experience to bring to the team too.”
Bean told GetBucks that after Weston had signed that the winger had turned down offers to stay in League One in favour of a move to Wycombe, and the 28-year-old, who also numbers Notts County, Brentford and Gillingham among his former clubs, has no regrets.
He added: “I did have offers in League One but I’m happy to be here and I know I made the right choice. It helps already knowing players like Aaron Pierre, Sam Wood, Michael Harriman and Beany, so I felt at home straight away.
“The main part of my game is taking people on and being positive.
“I’m a winger who takes people on, gets past my man, gets the ball in and score goals too. I’m always trying to provide and score too, not just assisting but scoring.”
Wycombe won their final pre-season friendly 4-1 at Maidenhead United on Saturday, thanks to two goals from Luke O’Nien and one each from Garry Thompson and Wood.
Weston fronts up: Myles Weston in action against Brentford in a pre-season friendly.