MULLER PROVES HIS WORTH
GARETH Ainsworth has taken a punt by signing Max Muller despite the former Salzburg player currently being confined to the treatment room.
Muller caught the eye when given a trial on the pre-season tour of France before sustaining a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw with Le Havre.
Fortunately, he had done enough to persuade Ainsworth, injured or not, he was worth the risk and, once fit, would prove his worth.
“Max did really well and I saw enough to convince me to take a chance on him and see how he gets on when he’s back from injury,” said Ainsworth.
“We will have to be patient to see the best of Max – and that goes for me, the staff and the fans as well – but with hard work and dedication in the care of our medical staff we believe Max has the potential to be another success story from Wycombe Wanderers.”
Given the constraints of Wanderers’ budget, part of the appeal of Muller is his ability to play several roles.
Central defence though is probably his strongest suit, an area in which Ainsworth and his team have nurtured several diamonds in recent times.
“We seem to have a good track record when it comes to developing central defenders, such as Aaron Pierre, Alfie Mawson, Jason McCarthy and Anthony Stewart. But Max is a big lad, he’s good on the ball and can play across the backline or even in midfield.”
Patient man: Gareth Ainsworth is giving Max Muller time.