Double Delight For Dempsey

Kyle Dempsey’s first two goals in a Wanderers’ shirt provided the midfield man with a career high as he rolled back the years.

Dempsey hadn’t scored twice in a game since a double for Carlisle United in September, 2014.

But he was back to his best with classy finishes either side of half-time in an impressive 3-0 win over Wycombe which made it a memorable afternoon for the 26-year-old.

“It’s probably one of the most enjoyable ones I’ve had in my career,” said Dempsey.

“On another day I might have had four but I’m absolutely delighted to get the two goals and, most importantly, get the win and the three points.

“I’ve had a bit of stop-start time here from when I joined in January.

“But like I said in pre-season, I felt the fittest I’ve been.

“I was unfortunate to pick up a knock last week on the Friday but it made me more hungry this week to solidify a place in the team.

“When you get a chance you’ve got to take it and I felt like I did today.

“Scoring goals and creating goals is something I want to get better at.

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“I had a year at Gillingham where I sort of found myself again as that goalscoring creative midfielder and I felt like today it was glimpses of what I can do as that.

“I just need to continue doing what I’m doing in training, keep myself fit and hopefully it will be the start of many more to come.”

After missing Wanderers’ opening-day draw at Ipswich, Dempsey returned to make just a sixth League One start for Ian Evatt’s men, who are now unbeaten in their last 10 games.

He made a leading contribution to an outstanding team performance from the Whites who beat last season’s beaten League One finalists for the first time in five attempts.

And Dempsey was delighted to be able to show his true colours as he thanked the home fans in a superb crowd of almost 17,500 for their support.

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“I think with the stop-start time I’ve had, the fans haven’t really got to see the true me. I’ve said they haven’t seen the best of me yet,” added Dempsey, who also had words of praise for his midfield colleagues MJ Williams and fellow goalscorer Aaron Morley.

“We have a really good understanding, especially with MJ behind.

“He might not get the plaudits me and Azz have probably got today but the work he does off the ball, breaking things up and releasing the ball is a massive part to us and allows me and Azza to play with the freedom we did today.

“I was delighted to get the two goals – especially in front of the home fans. They are like another player to us.

“They get behind us and when you put performances like that together you feel like you’re unstoppable at times.

“To get the two goals – the adrenaline you get when you score it makes you hungry to do it every week, so massive credit to the fans today.”

 

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