Pittman targets promotion
New signing thrilled at playing under Taylor
Last Updated: February 6, 2009 7:59am
Taylor: Big factor in move
Wycombe new boy Jon-Paul Pittman has set his sights on helping the club secure promotion to League One.
Pittman joined the League Two leaders last week after catching the eye of Wycombe's scouting staff while at Crawley Town.
The 22-year-old is delighted to be back in league football after previous spells with Nottingham Forest and Doncaster.
Pittman is hoping to make his debut this weekend against Darlington and is determined to do all he can to help the club achieve their goal of promotion.
"It has been good, even though I have only been able to train once because of the weather," Pittman told skysports.com.
"Everyone at the club has been really cool and it has helped that I know some of the lads already.
"Hopefully I can make a debut this weekend, but it has not been ideal for the gaffer this week as the weather has affected preparations.
"Promotion is definitely the goal and the boys have made a good start and hopefully we can kick on and get over the finishing line.
"It would be nice if this time next year we find ourselves in League One and hopefully that will become a reality."
The former Aston Villa trainee concedes the chance to join Wycombe was too good to turn down and he believes Chairboys boss Peter Taylor can make him a better player.
"There was interest from other clubs in signing me, but once Wycombe came in for me the Crawley manager Steve Evans said I would be crazy not to go there," added Pittman.
"I agree, I don't believe there is a more suitable club out for there for me.
"Wycombe are an ambitious club and in Peter Taylor they have a great manager.
"Peter knows everything you need to know about football and I am sure I can learn new things from him and improve as a player."
Pittman's agent, Dan Fletcher, is confident the former Aston Villa trainee will prove to be an astute buy on Taylor's part.
"JP has blistering pace and I believe that he will go on to be a top, top player," Fletcher told skysports.com.
"He has an arrogance about him that he uses in a good way and I'm sure that he will score many goals for Peter [Taylor] at Wycombe.
"There were a number of clubs in for him, but you don't get the chance to work with an ex-England manager too many times in your career, and the 'Taylor-factor' was very instrumental in JP signing for Wycombe."