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Whichelow Keen To Benefit From Loan Spell

Watford youngster Matty Whichelow is hoping that his one month loan spell at Wycombe can help him once he returns to Vicarage Road.

The 20-year-old forward came through the Hornets Apprenticeship programme but has struggled to become a first-team starter at the Club.

Last term he made 21 appearances but the majority were from the bench. This season he has played just twice for Watford and is keen to benefit from a spell of regular football.

Whichelow, told BBC Three Counties Radio: “I’m glad to come here and play some first-team football.”

“My main aim is to come here and do well and to go back to Watford and cement my place in the team there.”

Whichelow’s happy knack of finishing of chances prompted Gary Waddock to make a move for the youngster on deadline day last week. And that faith appears to have already paid dividends, with Whichelow, making an immediate contribution by scoring in Wycombe’s 2-1 win over Tranmere at the weekend.

The youngster continued: “I was told about the interest from Wycombe and then played them in a reserve game for Watford and scored a hat-trick. I think that put me in the gaffer’s mind.”

“Hopefully I can play as many games and score as many goals as possible.”

Waddock is happy to see Whichelow in a Wycombe jersey: “He played against us [in that reserve game] and reminded us what a good player he is and I was pleased with his contribution on Saturday.”

“His goal was very good. He will grow in confidence. He’s a frontman and is here to get games. But we’ll look at each game individually and see what team we pick for it.”

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