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'Wycombe's Success Shows What Can Be Achieved'

11 September 2020

Boss says that Wycombe promotion shows what can be done through stability.

David Artell says that the progress made by Wycombe Wanderers under Gareth Ainsworth should provide motivational to all the small clubs in League One and Two.

The Chairboys reached the heights of the Championship for the first time in their history last season after successfully winning the League One play-offs and Artell says their rise has been inspirational.

Ahead of the new EFL League season, Artell told us: “What Wycombe have achieved in reaching the Championship gives all the smaller clubs hope. It is that real romance in football and that is why we love it and have that emotional attachment to it.

“I am sure the most ardent Wycombe fan would not have predicted that they would be kicking off in the Championship this weekend but they have been a stable League One side for a few years now, so maybe it should not have come as a major surprise.

“They deserve a lot of credit. There were a few opinions about them contesting the play-offs and maybe that fuelled them even more. They showed that they deserved to be there and deserved their promotion by coming through the play-offs.

He added: “Their success gives all so-called smaller clubs belief and we can take motivation from what they have achieved, but there will be a lot of other clubs in the same boat in League One.”

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