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On-loan Forest Green striker Reece Styche confident about permanent switch to Wycombe

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 24, 2014

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STRIKER Reece Styche remains confident his loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers from Forest Green will be made permanent in the summer.

The 24-year-old moved to Adams Park at the end of the January transfer window but has so far failed to score in 10 appearances for the League Two outfit.

Due to become a free agent in the summer – and not thought to be part of Rovers boss Ady Pennock's long-term plans – the Gibraltar international hopes to sort out a deal with Wanderers in the coming weeks.

Styche said: “The manager (Gareth Ainsworth) knows I'm enjoying it here and hopefully it can be made permanent.

“We have to see how the season goes but maybe we'll sit down and talk about extending it further.

“It was always a case of me proving my fitness and then the move being made permanent, but you never know what happens in football.

“I've enjoyed my time here. It's on the back burner – I'm just carrying on playing football and everything will take care of itself.”

A prolific scorer at the New Lawn before being laid low by two serious knee injuries, Styche hit the post and was named Wycombe's man of the match in Saturday's home defeat at the hands of League Two leaders Rochdale.

Backing himself to start finding the back of the net soon, he said: "I'm not worried about not scoring goals.

“When the chances aren't coming and you're not in the positions to score, that's when you've got to start questioning yourself. But goals will always come."

Similarly confident in Styche's poaching abilities, boss Ainsworth said: “I like him. He still needs some fitness and we've spoken about this but he's a good lad to have around the place, a really good professional.

"He's waiting to score his first League goal and when he does we'll see a flurry them.

“He has scored one in three in the Conference and there's not much of a difference between the two standards.

“Reece is frustrated but he's been great. He's been a really good professional and he's not been moaning at not being in the team."

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