08:00PM, Thursday 19 August 2021
Maidenhead-born Olly Pendlebury took centre stage in Wycombe Wanderers’ clash against Cheltenham Town at the weekend, with the summer signing bagging a brace in a 3-1 victory.
Pendlebury, who still resides in the Berkshire town, started his footballing journey at Marlow before joining Reading FC’s academy.
Following his release by the Royals, the midfielder moved to Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe Wanderers, joining the club’s development squad.
Speaking after the match against Cheltenham about his two goals, in just his second league appearance for the Blues, the 19-year-old said: “It’s good the work we put in the training ground doesn’t go unnoticed.
“I’m so happy to have scored and for the team to win.
“All praise goes to the boys and to the gaffer [for this opportunity]. Everyone has been so welcoming.
“Coming in [the summer], it feels like I’ve been here for so long the way the boys speak to me.
“They’re always talking to me throughout the game, telling me what I need to work on for the next match, or if I’m not picking up my man, they are prompting me to do so.
“This has probably been the proudest moment in my footballing career so far.”