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Wheeler: No Complaints

Winger interviewed in Walsall programme

27 November 2018

Pompey v Walsall

Pompey’s fine start to the 2018/19 campaign means Kenny Jackett has not had to shake things up too much.

A settled side have worked their way to the top of the League One standings, building up a four-point lead over Sunderland in second.

It does mean that several members of the squad have not enjoyed as much time on the pitch as they would have liked.

David Wheeler is one of those who has had to make do with cameo appearances, but he has no complaints.

“Perhaps I should be saying the opposite,” he says in the official matchday magazine for tonight’s clash with Walsall, “but if I was in the manager’s shoes, I probably wouldn’t change the team much.

“It’s crazy to do that to a winning side. But it’s good for him to have the knowledge that there are guys on the bench who are desperate to be involved.

"If I was in the manager’s shoes, I probably wouldn’t change the team much."

David Wheeler

“Of course I’d like to play more, but I’m confident that I’ll get the opportunity to show my value in the coming weeks.

“I’ve enjoyed the atmosphere and also being part of a successful squad. When I’ve been called upon to make an impact or do a job, I think I’ve done that.”

To read the full interview – where Wheeler also discusses Pompey’s fine opening to the season and his political interests – pick up a copy of the magazine from programme sellers around the ground.

Also in issue 12, Luke McGee reveals his firsts and lasts, while Dion Donohue has his general knowledge put to the test.

Fans can read exclusive columns from Mark Catlin, Kenny Jackett and Brett Pitman, while we continue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pompey’s first top-flight title success with a detailed look at the 1948/49 campaign.

There is also an in-depth analysis of Walsall, an interview with former Blues and Saddlers striker Lee Bradbury and much, much more in a packed 84 pages.

And remember not to miss an issue this season, with the spine of magazine revealing a fantastic picture as the campaign progresses.

You can pick up your copy for just £3 from programme sellers around the ground.

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