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Preview: May on Wycombe Wanderers

13 August 2021

Front man Alfie May feels Cheltenham Town should adopt many of the qualities that saw Wycombe Wanderers achieve success at League One level back in the 2019/20 season.

It was a shortened campaign that saw Saturday's visitors to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium earn promotion to the Championship through the League One play-offs.

Though other teams would have perhaps been more fancied to have enjoyed that level of success, May reckons they had all the right components to perform among the best in the third tier.

"I said the other day about Wycombe - their togetherness in League One just showed you what you need in League One," he said.

"They had a bit of quality and their togetherness was superb and they got promoted to the Championship and they deserved it. That's something we can take into this season.

"It's going to be a tough game. I've played against them a handful of times and the manager there I have a chat with after every game. He always says well done to me. It's going to be a tough game but we're in this league for a reason - we're here to compete - we're not just going to let teams walk all over us. We're going to stick together and try and get as many wins as we can."

May got his first goal of the season on Tuesday evening in the Carabao Cup round one 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.

He was pleased to register his first strike of the season as he finished off a superb team move.

"Always as a striker you want to get off the mark as quick as you can," he added. "To get on the score sheet in the second game in was nice plus the importance of the win and a clean sheet which was superb.

"You put pressure on yourself in terms of goals and you set yourself targets. If you don't score that first one you start kicking yourself and then trying a little bit too hard to try and score.

"The most important thing is if you miss a chance or a big opportunity then forget about it and move on and make sure you hit the back of the net on your next one.

"It's good to have competition. It got brought up in a meeting we had by Ben Tozer that it was good that the strikers are off the mark already, it'll be nice for Lloydy (George Lloyd) to get his first goal as well so we'll be helping him with that. But the competition is important, it's great to have it in the team, and the togetherness here shows you how far we've come."

Tickets for Saturday's first home game of the season are available to purchase online. Buy before midnight on Friday and you'll save £2 on matchday prices.

Ahead of the visiting the Jonny-Rocks Stadium for this weekend's fixture check out our important information guide.


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