From vil­lain to hero – winger We­ston happy to be among friends

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - WYCOMBE WANDERERS -

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.

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