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Top scorer bet is far from a Dunne deal, says Charles

IT WAS a bitter-sweet moment for Charles Dunne when defensive partner Anthony Stewart netted his first Wycombe Wanderers goal on Saturday.

Charles Dunne 200
Charles Dunne 200

IT WAS a bitter-sweet moment for Charles Dunne when defensive partner Anthony Stewart netted his first Wycombe Wanderers goal on Saturday.

Stewart’s last-minute header secured all three points against Fleetwood Town and also saw the centre-half move a step closer to claiming a £200 bet.

Dunne, Stewart and Marvin McCoy are involved in a three-way race to score the most Blues goals this season, with the losers agreeing to pay the top marksman £100 each.

That goal against the Cod Army means Stewart is the first of the trio to hit the target and Dunne says he’ll be putting on his shooting boot to try and catch up in the scoring stakes.

“I’m not really too happy because I owe him money at the moment,” joked the full-back. “It’s good for him and I can’t take it away from him. He deserves it. He’s in the lead, but I am going to try and get up there. I reckon I can get at least one.

“There isn’t a youth system anymore, but there was before and it just proves that it produces good players, players that can play in the first-team, and Anthony is another one.”

There was no place for Joel Grant in the Wanderers squad at the weekend after the midfielder picked up an ankle injury in Torquay a few days earlier.

Grant, who has shone for the Blues in midfield this term, is now racing to get fit to face Rochdale this weekend and Dunne insists the team are confident ahead of their trip to Greater Manchester.

“We’re going to go there and do what we always do – try our hardest, set out our stall, blaze our music and try and get three points,” he added.

“Rochdale are a beatable side, but there’s not much difference between teams at the top and teams at the bottom. We’ve beaten Fleetwood and Gillingham recently and when we’re on our A-game we can beat anyone.

“Achieving a play-off place could happen. If we keep doing what we’re doing then we could get up there. We need to go on a run and that’ll give us every chance.”

Meanwhile, Wanderers are facing a trip to the High Court after HM Revenue and Customs issued a winding up petition against the football club this week.

A hearing is set to take place on Monday, March 25, after an order was served against the cash-strapped club on February 11.

It recently emerged that Blues plan to sell their training ground to a supporters’ consortium in a bid to raise £350,000 and stave off administration.

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