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(Friday 3rd November 2000)
Lawrie Sanchez - picture Paul DennisLawrie Sanchez says he will be speaking to the Wycombe Board of Directors about their future plans for the Club as he attempts to come to grips with an ever increasing injury and suspension problem. Sanchez was bitterly disappointed after the 2-1 home defeat to Bristol City when The Wanderers had enough chances to win the game and has indicated he may look to loan players to jump start Wycombe's forward line into life. 

Speaking on The Blues News programme on local High Wycombe radio station 1170am, Sanchez said "I'm not keen on loaning but we need to address that situation and I will have a look at it after Saturday's result. The new Board are meeting next week and perhaps I'll have a chat with them and ask them where they want to go and how they want to get there. Ideally I'd like to bring someone in permanent how can score goals but that would mean an outlay of money which is something we don't have much of."

Sanchez added "Our results over the last five games haven't been the best but we're still sixth. The only area we are lacking is putting the ball in the back of the net. If we resolve that then we will be there or there abouts come the end of the season"

Leeyon PhelanThe Manager's comments came just a couple of days after the Wanderers Youth side that lost to Brighton in the FA Youth Cup replay at Adams Park. With Manager Lawrie Sanchez frustrated at the lack of goals from his current First Team squad, Youth Team top scorer Leeyon Phelan has been eyed as a possible strike partner to Andy Rammell. Phelan knocked in 14 goals last season for Wanderers Youth and has scored five times this season, including a hat-trick against Northampton. However, with First Team coach Terry Gibson looking on, Phelan, like his team-mates failed to hit it off under the Adams Park floodlights. According to Youth Team Manager Gary Goodchild it was an "opportunity lost" for 17 year old Phelan, who he hoped might make the bench against Swindon on Saturday 4th November for a "cameo" role.

The undoubted talent of Phelan and several others in the Youth Team will now have to concentrate on impressing in the Football League Youth Alliance matches played on Saturday mornings, although with Steve Brown, Paul McCarthy and Jermaine McSporran all missing for the Division Two clash with Bury on 11th November due to suspension, that chance may come sooner rather than later.

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