DORSET-born midfielder Dom Gape “loved” his Championship debut for Wycombe Wanderers.

Burton Bradstock’s Gape, 26, has endured a long wait to play in England’s second tier following Wycombe’s promotion via the play-offs during the summer.

Suspension and an undisclosed injury have limited the Dorset maestro to three appearances this season for a club he joined in 2016.

However, the former Southampton man is now up and running after playing a major part in Wanderers’ 0-0 draw with Brentford.

Speaking to Wycombe’s official website, he said of his debut: “I loved it!

“It’s been a long couple of months for me; I’ve been trying to get behind the boys when watching on iFollow or at the ground, but it’s nice to be able to contribute on the pitch and help us get a point.

“It was a hard couple of months but I had great help from the medical staff here at the club, who have done a great job with me and now I feel ready to attack the rest of the season.

“We’re really growing as a team and we’ve found our feet at this level. It’s been similar to when we moved into League One and it takes a bit of time, but now we’ve proven we can compete.

“I’ve been here quite a long time now and it’s nice to see how the club has developed and what a strong squad we have, which means we can cope with the fixture schedule.

“Games are what you want to be involved in and they’re coming thick and fast with lots of opportunities to pick up points, so we can’t wait.”