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Dempsey Ready To Push On

New midfield man adds to Wanderers' quality and aims to keep the Whites climbing

31 January 2022

New signing Kyle Dempsey is eager to get behind Wanderers’ push up the table after completing the Whites’ January transfer business.

Dempsey became Wanderers’ seventh new arrival of the transfer window when he completed a move from Gillingham just before the deadline.

The midfield powerhouse has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal and joins a squad he believes is capable of going places.

“Luckily enough I know a couple of boys here – especially Dion (Charles) who has just come,” said Dempsey, who played alongside the striker at Fleetwood Town.

“He’s settled in great, getting on the scoresheet early days.

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“I think it’s just one of those where you see the depth of the squad and you just want to add to it and get this club to where you know it should be.

“You see the form the team has been in over the last couple of games. I think the statement at the weekend with the 6-0 sort of showed where the squad is and now it’s my chance to come in and add to that.

“I think they have been unlucky with the injuries they have received – some real quality players getting injured.

“I think now the squad’s at a real good base and I think it’s about finishing the season strong and seeing where it can take us and I’m certainly going to try and do that and climb up that table as much as we can in these next coming games.”

Dempsey couldn't sign in time to face Cambridge United on Tuesday night as Ian Evatt’s men aim to back up their record victory over Sunderland at the weekend.

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But the former Huddersfield Town and Carlisle man will be a major asset for Wanderers going forward in the number 32 shirt.

And the ex-Gills' skipper - who thanked the Kent club and wished them well on his departure - will be looking to add to the goal he scored on his last appearance at the University of Bolton Stadium after swapping Gillingham for Wanderers and making a welcome return to the North-West.

“It’s been one of those (moves) that’s been there for a couple of weeks and I’m just glad to finally get it over the line,” added the Cumbrian, who scored eight times in League One last season to help Gillingham to a top-10 finish before finding it tougher this time around.

“It’s an absolutely huge club, the fans are brilliant and I can’t wait to get out there and show what I can do.

“I think last year was a really successful year for me. I sort of got back to being that goalscoring creative midfielder which I had probably lacked for two or three years before that.

"I've struggled this year regarding the goals and the assists but I still feel my performances have been at a hight level.

"There have been a lot of things playing into that but coming here, especially with the way the manager wants to play football, I’m going to be receiving the ball a lot more and it’s a chance for me to go and express myself and get back to being that goal-scoring midfielder I know I am.”

To watch Kyle’s first interview as a Wanderers’ player, click HERE


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