March 2014 News Archive
All the news stories from March 2014
(Monday 31st March 2014)
Aaron Pierre's loan has been extended until the end of the current season. The 21 year old Brentford defender joined on an initial one-month loan from Brentford at the end of February but had to wait until the game at Burton on 25th March to make his Wanderers debut. He made a further appearance in the 0-0 draw at Scunthorpe and impressed enough to be offered the extended deal. Commenting to the media, Pierre said "Iíve played the last two games and Iím getting my confidence up and getting my rhythm back. Hopefully Iíve shown the gaffer that I can be a massive part of the team. It was frustrating at the start because everyone wants to play. I just wanted to get a little run-out, but I got my chance and I think Iíve taken it. Thereís a lot more to come, Iím just getting comfortable with the players around me and the more comfortable I am the more will come out."
(Saturday 29th March 2014)
Wanderers earned what could be a valuable point as they drew 0-0 at 2nd placed Scunthorpe United. Wanderers now enter the final six crucial games of the season, starting with a home game against 10th placed Dagenham & Redbridge next Saturday (5th April). Elsewhere, Portsmouth are at home to Hartlepool, Northampton travel to Accrington and Torquay host Scunthorpe.
Scunthorpe 0 Wycombe 0 - report, stats and reaction
(Thursday 27th March 2014)
Deadline day news saw Wanderers complete the signing of 18 year old Rotherham United defender Danny Rowe on loan until the end of the season. Wanderers' official website commented, "Gareth Ainsworth swooped for Rowe with a couple of defenders struggling with injury ahead of Saturday's clash with Scunthorpe United, while concerted efforts to sign a striker proved fruitless." Rowe has made just one senior appearance for The Millers - a Football League Trophy tie against York City in October 2013. Earlier in March he spent time on loan at Conference North side Stalybridge Celtic on a work-experience loan. Meanwhile, reports in the local press claimed that Wycombe's highly rated midfielder Josh Scowen turned down a loan deal to another club after the Club Board initially accepted the deal.
(Tuesday 25th March 2014)
Wanderers are two points clear of the relegation zone following another disappointing display in a 1-0 defeat at 5th placed Burton Albion on Tuesday evening. Northampton missed the chance of drawing level on points with Wycombe after conceeding a 96th equaliser in 2-2 home draw with Wimbledon. Portsmouth are also on the same points as Wycombe (42) but with an inferior goal-difference after they collapsed 3-0 at Rochdale. Bottom side Torquay are now six points adrift after losing 1-0 at York. It's now onto onto 2nd placed Scunthorpe United, undefeated in 23 games, on Saturday (29th March).
Burton 1 Wycombe 0 - report, stats and reaction
(Saturday 22nd March 2014)
Wanderers were made to pay for several missed first-half chances against League Two leaders Rochdale as the visitors took theirs in the second-half and went away 2-0 victors. The table now has Wanderers in 21st spot, three points above the relegation zone on 42 points. Portsmouth are 22nd, also on 42 points but with an inferior goal difference after losing 1-0 at home to York City. Northampton are 24th with 39 points having drawn 1-1 at Morecambe having led until the 75th minute. Bottom placed Torquay are adrift on 36 points following a 1-0 home defeat to Newport County. Wanderers now travel to 5th placed Burton Albion on Tuesday evening, with Northampton at home to Wimbledon, Portsmouth away to Rochdale and Torquay away to York. It's then onto 2nd placed Scunthorpe United next Saturday (29th March), in what will be a week of crucial results in the fight against relegation from the Football League.
Wycombe 0 Rochdale 2 - report, stats and reaction
(Saturday 22nd March 2014)
Oxford United confirmed the appointment of former Wycombe Manager Gary Waddock as their new 'Head Coach' on Saturday (22nd March 2014). The 52 year old had been working as coach at MK Dons since the summer of 2013, having been sacked by Wycombe in September 2012 following a poor run of results. The former QPR midfielder was appointed as Wanderers boss in October 2009, taking over from Peter Taylor, but he couldn't prevent Wycombe being relegated back to 'League Two' at the end of the 2009/10 campaign. However, he led Wanderers to automatic promotion the following season with a third place finish. But a disappointing season back in 'League One' led to an immediate return to the basement division. He has been handed a two year contract by The U's and comes after their previous boss, Chris Wilder, walked out in January in favour of the Manager's position at relegation threatened Northampton Town.
(Tuesday 18th March 2014)
A Dean Morgan penalty on 79 minutes rescued a point for the Wanderers in a 1-1 draw at 11th placed Cheltenham Town. Wanderers take on new League Two leaders Rochdale at home on Saturday (22nd March).
Cheltenham 1 Wycombe 1 - report, stats and reaction
(Saturday 15th March 2014)
Gareth Ainsworth apologised to the travelling support for a sub-standard performance after seeing his side lose 2-0 at a resurgent York City. Sam Togwell's debut was also marred as he contrived to get sent-off in second-half stoppage time. Wycombe remain 20th in the table following the defeat at Bootham Crescent but the gap to the bottom two is now three points following Northampton's home draw with Mansfield. Bottom side Torquay look to be slipping away after a 1-0 defeat at Cheltenham.
York City 2 Wycombe 0 - report, stats and reaction
(Saturday 15th March 2014)
The proposed sale of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club to the group of potential investors, advised to Trust members during February 2014, looks to have reached a deadend. However, two more potential 'investors' have expressed an interest in purchasing a controlling stake in the Football Club - while at the same time, Trust members are being asked to take part in a Community Share scheme. Read more
(Friday 14th March 2014)
Wanderers confirmed on Friday afternoon the signing of Chesterfield midfielder Sam Togwell on an initial one-month loan. The 29 year old was born in Beaconsfield and arrives at Wycombe having started his football with the youth setup at Crystal Palace and watching Wanderers as a youngster. "I used to get the bus down to Adams Park from Bourne End on Saturday mornings and I used to love coming down and watching football" he told the press on the day he agreed his move to Adams Park. His senior career saw him make his debut for The Eagles aged 17 in December 2002, before loan spells with Oxford United, Northampton Town and Port Vale. In 2006 in joined Barnsley, making 66 League appearances before a move to Scunthorpe United in August 2008. Togwell clocked up more than 160 apps for Iron and appeared in the 2009 League One Play-Off Final victory over Millwall at Wembley. He joined Chesterfield in July 2012 following his release from Scunthorpe. Prior to his move to Adams Park he had made 59 appearances for The Spireites - including 9 this season (none of which have been on the losing side). His arrival at Wycombe comes as Gareth Ainsworth looks to provide cover for injuries to Paris Cowan-Hall and Stuart Lewis, plus the completion of Josh Scowen's two game ban at Saturday's game at York City. Togwell will be available for the trip to Boothan Crescent and has been allocated No.28 in the squad.
(Tuesday 11th March 2014)
A 48th minute strike by Conor Hourihane was enough for Plymouth Argyle to claim victory at Adams Park and end Wanderers' unbeaten run of six games. Wanderers are now 20th in the table, with the gap to the relegation zone now points following Northampton's 1-0 win at 22nd placed Exeter City, while bottom club Torquay are 8 points behind Wycombe having registered a shock 2-1 home victory over now 3rd placed Rochdale. Next match, away to York City on Saturday.
Wycombe 0 Plymouth 1 - report, stats and reaction
(Saturday 8th March 2014)
Wanderers came from behind to defeat 9th placed Hartlepool 2-1 at Adams Park and jump to 18th place in the 'League Two table. Wanderers entertain Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday evening hoping to extend their run of six games unbeaten and continue their climb up the 'League Two' table.
Wycombe 2 Hartlepool 1 - report, stats and reaction
(Saturday 1st March 2014)
Wanderers extended their unbeaten run to five games after coming from behind to draw 1-1 at a muddy Southend United on Saturday.Wycombe remain 21st in the table - five points clear of the drop zone but also five points behind 10th placed York City, with a game in hand. Next game, home to 9th placed Hartlepool.
Southend 1 Wycombe 1 - report, stats and reaction

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