Lewis Wing on why he celebrated his goal for Reading against former club Wycombe

Former Wycombe Wanderers midfielder Lewis Wing has revealed the reasons behind his decision to celebrate against his old club after scoring the winning goal in Reading’s 2-1 victory at Adams Park. The 28-year-old, who netted his third goal of the season with a deflected shot off centre back Ryan Tafazolli just before half-time, expressed his joy by running towards a section of the Wanderers supporters.

Having played 63 times and scored 11 goals during his 18-month stint at Wycombe, including a remarkable six in eight appearances between January and February of the previous year, Wing initially thought he wouldn’t celebrate against his former team. However, he explained that the fans’ taunts prompted him to respond in kind, and he relished the moment.

Wing stated on the club’s website, “I thought I wasn’t going to celebrate today [November 25] if I scored, but because they were giving me a bit of grief, I thought I would give it to them back, and I’m buzzing.” Reflecting on the victory, he emphasized the importance of the goal, regardless of the deflection, and expressed his delight at securing an away win, a feeling he had almost forgotten.

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The midfielder acknowledged the team’s recent performances, noting that they had been playing well but struggled to close out games. Winning away from home after a significant period was a particularly satisfying achievement for Wing, who described the victory as fantastic and credited the team for grinding out the result.

Lewis Wing, a key contributor during the Gareth Ainsworth era at Wycombe, became the final scorer for Wanderers in the 2022/23 season. His last goal, which occurred in a 2-2 draw against Portsmouth, earned him the club’s Goal of the Season award.

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