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Dempsey Ready To Deliver

Midfielder aims to build on solid start to extend impressive run

11 February 2022

Kyle Dempsey is pleased with his start to life at Wanderers – with plenty more to come.

Dempsey made his full debut in Tuesday night’s win over Charlton after getting his first taste of the action following his deadline day move from Gillingham at Morecambe last weekend.

Late goals in both games made it a productive few days as Ian Evatt’s men followed up their dramatic draw at Morecambe by securing a fourth successive home victory.

Dempsey was delighted to play his part and believes the manner of the mid-week success on his first start bodes well for the future.

“I’ve loved every second of being here,” said the midfield man who completed an excellent month’s business for Wanderers when he became the seventh transfer-window signing.

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“It’s definitely sunk in now and, for me, it’s just delivering what I can do on a weekly basis until the end of the year and hopefully chip in with a few goals and a few assists and try and help the team climb as far as we can up the table.

“I think the debut was solid. I showed a few glimpses of what I can actually do but there’s a lot more to come from myself.

“I was getting used to the areas in which I need to receive the ball and the way in which we play.

“Obviously, there’s still a lot of work to develop my game in that sense in terms of building relationships with the lads, but all-in-all I think it was a solid debut and it’s always great to start your full debut with a win.

“Moments like that, you recognise how tight the game is and you’ve got to deliver in that split second.

“You look at those games at the end of the year, depending on where you are when you finish, and you see them as a massive three points.

“Sometimes you lose those games, so it showed the character of the team to get the three points over the line.”

With Will Aimson heading the vital late winner against Charlton, Wanderers are now unbeaten in six games since starting the year with back-to-back league defeats.

Ian Evatt’s new-look side is one of the form teams of the division as they aim to keep closing in on the play-off pack.

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And Dempsey admits joining an in-form team has helped him quickly settle in as he looks to help Wanderers extend their revival at promotion-seeking Oxford United on Saturday to edge closer to the top six.

“I think it’s made it a lot easier. The confidence in the group is massive and the mentality of the group seems great,” added Dempsey, whose power and penetration will add a further dimension to Wanderers’ midfield options.

“Every single player wants to win in everything that they do. It’s shown on the pitch.

“There’s a real determination to grind out results and Tuesday was one of those.

“Now it’s about delivering that week-in, week-out and continuing this momentum to the end of the year.

“Since I’ve been in, the focus and the mentality of the group is just to win as many games as we can until the end of the year.

“I think that’s got to be the main focus moving forward and you have to see where it takes you in the table.”


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