August 2016 News Archive
All the news stories from August 2016
(Wednesday 31st August 2016)
Transfer deadline day passed with the Club revealing that they had rejected a bid for central defender Aaron Pierre. The 23 year old had previously been the reports of a transfer bid from QPR but this deal is believed to have been from League One side Swindon Town. A statement from Wanderers read: "[Pierre] is considered an integral part of the squad and the club felt in this instance it was important to prioritise football matters over a potential financial windfall." Club Chairman Andrew Howard added: "There has been strong interest in Aaron over the summer but without a suitable replacement and lots of injuries, it is essential he stays as part of the squad. We acknowledge this could impact us in the last year of his contract, but it's football first this time around." The former Brentford player is contracted with Wanderers until June 2017 and will now be the subject of transfer speculation in the January 2017 transfer window.
(Wednesday 31st August 2016)
Two new faces arrived at Adams Park on transfer deadline day. First to be announced was 20 year old striker Scott Kashket who was signed on a deal running until 31st December 2016 following his release from Leyton Orient. He leaves Brisbane Road having made 22 First Team appearances and scoring once since signing pro forms in the summer of 2014. He spent the end of the 2015/16 campaign on loan at Welling United where he failed to find the net in seven appearances. The arrival of Kashket was quickly followed by the news that Southampton midfielder Dominic Gape had signed a loan deal until 3rd January 2017. The 21 year old had been the Captain of the Saints U21 side having progressed through their youth system from the age of 8. He arrived at Adams Park with one minute of First Team experience to his name - a late substitute appearance in a Premier League game v Everton in December 2014.
(Tuesday 30th August 2016)
Gareth Ainsworth made a brief cameo appearance for Wanderers as his side won 3-0 at Northampton Town in the revamped version of the Football League Trophy. The Wycombe boss played the final five minutes at Sixfields and assisted fellow substitute Garry Thompson with the third goal in stoppage time. Earlier strikes from Danny Rowe on 18 minutes and Paul Hayes 47 minutes had Wanderers on their way to a victory that netted the Club £10,000 in prize money. However, the attendance of 1,408, including just 74 from Wycombe, summed up how important this game is seen in the eyes of the public. The remaining group games for Wanderers are at home to Coventry City and an U23 West Ham United side.
Northampton 0 Wycombe 3 - report, stats and reaction
(Saturday 27th August 2016)
Wanderers' indifferent start to the 2016/17 campaign continued with a lacklustre 2-0 home defeat to old rivals Colchester United. The visitors netted the crucial goals during the second-half, with Chris Porter scoring on 63 minutes and Sammie Szmodics wrapping the points up on 82 minutes as Wanderers failed to respond. Team news for the day saw Joe Jacobson forced out with a training injury, while Nick Freeman was dropped to the bench as Sam Wood and Dayle Southwell returned to the starting XI. Wanderers are now 19th in the table after five games.
Wycombe 0 Colchester 2 - report, stats and reaction
(Monday 22nd August 2016)
To mark the tenth anniversary, COTN takes a look at Wanderers' memorable run to the Semi-Final of the Football League Cup during the 2006/7 season. The run began at then League One side Swansea City - a late extra-time goal from Mike Williamson securing victory for Paul Lambert's side.
Swansea 2 Wycombe 3 - League Cup 10 year retro
(Saturday 20th August 2016)
Wanderers had to settle for a point from a goalless draw at wind swept Blackpool. Wycombe's first visit to the seaside resort for 13 years saw Gareth Ainsworth's side have the better of the first-half and come closest on 26 minutes when Michael Harriman's shot to the top left corner of the home goal, strike the underside of the crossbar before being cleared. Matt Bloomfield appeared as a second-half substitute to make his 400th appearance for Wanderers but it was not the inspiration for a Wycombe victory. Wycombe are now 14th in the table after 4 games with 5 points.
Blackpool 0 Wycombe 0 - report, stats and reaction
(Tuesday 16th August 2016)
A second-half slump from Wanderers meant they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Accrington Stanley at Adams Park. With new Chelsea loanee 'keeper Blackman between the sticks, Wycombe got off to a flyer when Adebayo Akinfenwa headed home Joe Jacobson's swinging free-kick on 5 minutes. Wanderers continued to look the better of the two sides for the remainder of the half but were pegged back by a Sean McConville equaliser on 48 minutes during a second-half performance from Wycombe that left many of the home support frustrated.
Wycombe 1 Accrington 1 - report, stats and reaction
(Monday 15th August 2016)
Wanderers have signed another goalkeeper on loan - 22 year old Jamal Blackman joining from Chelsea in a deal running until 3rd January 2016. The news came after the Club failed to agree a loan extension for Sheffield Wednesday 'keeper Cameron Dawson. Blackman who is regarded as Chelsea's third choice 'keeper, has not made a First Team appearance for the Premiership side but gained experience playing for Swedish side Östersunds during the 2015/16 season. The 6'6" player has also gained honours with the England U16, U17 and U19 sides.
(Saturday 13th August 2016)
A dramatic stoppage time goal from Anthony Stewart ensured Wanderers won their first home League game of the 2016/17 campaign - edging out newly promoted Grimsby Town 2-1 at Adams Park. Wycombe had the better chances during the game but it took until the 55th minute before Sido Jombati's curling free-kick into the top left corner of the Valley End net, broke the deadlock. However, the visitors responded with a prolonged spell of pressure and equalised on 79 minutes through Andrew Boyce. The victory was Wanderers' first in the League since 25 March 2016 v Mansfield (9 games). It was also the first time Wanderers had netted twice in a League game since 9 February 2016 and a first twin strike at Adams Park since December 2015.
Wycombe 2 Grimsby 1 - report, stats and reaction
(Tuesday 9th August 2016)
Wanderers were unlucky to go down 1-0 to Bristol City in the First Round Football League Cup tie at Adams Park. Wycombe, still reeling from an injury crisis, were forced to field 'emergency loan' 'keeper Cameron Dawson but he was beaten by a 27th minute effort by Tammy Abraham for the only goal of the game. .
Wycombe 0 Bristol City 1 - report, stats and reaction
(Tuesday 9th August 2016)
Wanderers signed Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson on a seven-day 'emergency loan' prior to the League Cup meeting with Bristol City following an injury to first-choice 'keeper Scott Brown. The 21 year old is a former academy player with The Owls and spent time on loan at Plymouth Argyle during the 2013/14 season (without making an appearance) but did make 17 appearances on loan for Alfreton in 2014/15. He also has honours at England U18 and U19 level.
(Saturday 6th August 2016)
An injury hit Wanderers lost their opening game of the season for the first time since August 2009 - going down 1-0 at Crawley Town. The only goal of the game came on 59 minutes when Jimmy Smith fired past Scott Brown following an misjudgement by Matt Bloomfield.
Crawley 1 Wycombe 0 - report, stats and reaction
(Monday 1st August 2016)
Wycombe have confirmed their squad numbers for the 2015/16 season. Gareth Ainsworth and Barry Richardson are included again. The squad totals 23 players (including one loan), compared to 20 players (including one loan) at the start of 2015/16, 24 (two loans) at the start of the 2014/15 campaign and 27 players (no loans) at the start of 2013/14. Full list as follows:
1. Scott Brown, 2. Sido Jombati, 3. Joe Jacobson, 4. Stephen McGinn, 5. Anthony Stewart, 6. Aaron Pierre, 7. Garry Thompson, 8. Marcus Bean, 9. Paul Hayes, 10. Matt Bloomfield, 11. Sam Wood, 12. Paris Cowan-Hall (loan), 13. Barry Richardson, 15. Dayle Southwell, 16. Michael Harriman, 17. Luke O'Nien, 18. Danny Rowe, 19. Myles Weston, 20. Adebayo Akinfenwa, 21. Max Müller, 22. Nick Freeman, 23. Will De Havilland, 43. Gareth Ainsworth.
(Monday 1st August 2016)
Wanderers confirmed on Monday (1st August) the signing of 22 year old central defender Max Müller on a 'short term contract'. Previously with Salzburg, the 6'3" central defender, played for Wanderers in the pre-season friendly with Le Havre but was forced off with a hamstring injury on 27 minutes.

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