John CORNFORTH (Midfield) Born Whitley Bay 7 Oct 1967. Moved to Wycombe in early December 1996 from Birmingham City for a £50,000 fee. A former apprentice at Sunderland who spent 6 years at Roker Park before a £50,000 move to Swansea City in August 1991. Transferred to Birmingham on transfer deadline day in 1996 for a £350,000 fee but failed to make an impression on new City manager Trevor Francis. Had won 2 Full Welsh International Caps before moving to Adams Park. Injured in his first game for Wycombe against Walsall but returned to First Team action in March 97. Had a good start to the 1997/98 season, scoring seven times before Christmas but 'lost his way' as the season unfolded. Made limited appearances during the 1998/99 season and was released on a free in May 1999 having made 57 apperances, scoring 8 times. Michael FORSYTH (Defender) Born Liverpool 20 Mar 1966. Picked up by Wycombe for £25,000 from Notts County in early December 1996. Began his football career as an apprentice at West Brom in 1983, moving to Derby County in 1986 for a £25,000 fee. Made over 350 appearances for County before switching to Notts County in February 1995 for £200,000. A former England Under 21 and Youth Team player and was also a member of Derby's 1987 Division Two Championship winning side. Played his first full game for Wycombe against Walsall in December 96 and soon became a regular on the side. A serious leg injury in March 1998 kept him out of the side for more than 12 months but was used to great effect towards the end of the 1998/99 campaign. Release on a free in May 1999 having made 58 appearances and scoring twice for Wycombe. Jason KAVANAGH (Defender) Born Meriden 23 Nov 1971. 'Oh-aah Kavanagh' moved to Wycombe on a permanent basis in December 1996 for £25,000 having previously spent a month on loan from Derby County. A former trainee at Derby who has also represented England at Youth and Schoolboy level. Made over 100 First Team appearances for County but lost out on First Team action following Derby's rise to the Premier League. Made his Wycombe debut in the game at Crewe in November 1996.
Missed part of the 98/99 season through injury before leaving on a free to join Stoke City on 8th March 1999. Made 103 appearances, scoring just once for the Wanderers. Matt LAWRENCE (Defender) Born Northampton 19 June
1974. Returned to Wycombe in October 1998 after a spell at Fulham. Originally
moved to Wycombe in January 1996 from Grays Athletic for £20,000 but was sold
on to Fulham in February 1997 for a small fee. Made 22 appearances the
first time around at Wycombe and played over 60 times for Fulham - winning their
Young Player of the Season award for 1997/98. Wycombe had to pay £86,000 to
get him back but his performances justified the fee and in March 2000 after
taking his total appearances with Wycombe to 98, he was snapped up by Millwall
for a £250,000 fee. Had been sponsored by Chairboys on the Net prior to this
and gave a joint
interview with The Wanderer Fanzine and COTN in November 1999. Steve McGAVIN (Forward) Born Walsham 24 Jan 1969. Wycombe paid a Club record fee of £140,000 in March 1995 from Birmingham City. 14 months previously he had moved to St.Andrews from Colchester United for a £150,000 fee. Made 58 League appearances for the Layer Road side - scoring 17 times. Scored only twice from 31 League appearances in 95/96 for Wycombe but improved under John Gregory to 9 from 40 in 96/97 but 4 from 43 in 97/98. A serious foot injury kept him out of the side in 98/99 and he was released from Wycombe at his own request on 22nd January 1999. Spent time at Southend United for the remainder of the 98/99 season. Nicky MOHAN (Defender) Born Middlesbrough 6 Oct 1970. Joined Wycombe in October 1997 from Bradford City for an £80,000 fee. A former trainee at his home town club where he went on to make over 100 appearances in an eigth year spell. Moved to Leicester City in June 1994 for £330,000 before switching to Bradford a year later in a £225,000 deal. His move to Adams Park was a major factor in Wycombe keeping 17 clean sheets during the 1997/98 campaign. Made 68 appearances in a Wycombe shirt but his habit of picking up bookings and red-cards meant regular suspensions. Left on a free transfer on 2nd March 1999 to join Stoke City. Aaron PATTON (Midfield) Born London 27 February 1979 A former Wycombe YTS player who was signed on contract in the summer of 1997. Made his Football League debut when he came on as sub in the last game of the 1997/98 season at Walsall. Concentrated on his fitness during the summer of 1998 but failed to break into the First Team and was released in May 1999.
Paul READ (Forward) Born Harlow 25 Sep 1973. Signed in January 1997 from Arsenal for an initial fee of £35,000 - this fee was due to rise to £135,000 should Read have made 75 First Team appearances for Wycombe. The prolific scorer with The Gunners reserves (41 goals in his last 49 games) made an immediate impact at Adams Park, with 3 goals in his first 4 games but struggled from there on under three different managers. Read is a former trainee at Highbury and has also been on loan at Southend United and Leyton Orient. Made his Wycombe debut against Rotherham and scored his first goals against York. Made 65 appearancs for Wycombe scoring 12 times. Released on a free in May 1999 having made his last first team apperance in January 1999. Keith SCOTT (Forward) Born London 10 June 1967. Returned permanently to Wycombe in the close season of 1997
after helping out on loan at the end of the previous season. A massive favourite with the fans having originally
joined Wycombe in March 1991. Scored 97 goals for Wycombe in just over 200 appearances and his £55,000 move from
Norwich City was a major boost for Wycombe fans. Originally left Wycombe in November 1993 to join, then Premier League,
Swindon Town in a £375,000 deal. Has since played for Stoke City and loan spells at Bournemouth and Watford.
Made a surprise move to Reading on 25th March 1999 for an undisclosed fee and kept up his record
on scoring on debut for all his club's. Mark STALLARD (Forward) Born Derby 24 October 1974. Signed from Bradford City for £100,000 in March 1997. Made his Wycombe debut in the home clash with Bristol Rovers just 24 hours after signing. Stallard arrived at Bradford from Derby County in January 1996 for a £110,000 fee and scored 11 goals before the end of the season, including two in the play off matches against Blackpool and Notts County. Scored 4 goals in his 11 appearances for Wycombe during season 96/97 and finished the 97/98 season with 18 goals in 47 games. Suffered a major injury blow in October 1998 when he damaged a medial ligament. Briefly returned to the side in early 1999 before leaving for a 'small fee' to join Notts County on 2nd March 1999. Final record at Wycombe was 78 appearances and 25 goals. Gary WRAIGHT (Midfield) Born Epping 5 March 1979 -
A former Wycombe YTS player who was signed on a professonal contract in the
summer of 1997. Was called upon to make his First Team debut during the 2-1
home defeat to Wigan Athletic in January 1998. Made nine further First Team
appearances during the 1998/99 season. Moved to Conference side Stevenage
Borough in September 1999 on a free after failing to make an impression on new
Manager Lawrie Sanchez.