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Born: 5 Oct 1990
Where: Hillingdon, England
Joined Wycombe: June 2013
- Free from Plymouth Argyle.|
Wycombe Debut:Wycombe 1 Morecambe 0 - 3 Aug 2013 - League 2
First goal: Wycombe 1 Morecambe 0 - 3 Aug 2013 - League 2
Final game: Shrewsbury Town 0 Wycombe 0 - 28 Dec 2014 - League 2
Left Wycombe: 30 December 2014 - Undisclosed fee to Milwall
Rejoined Wycombe: 23 January 2016 - loan from Milwall
Signed permanent deal: 1 February 2017 until June 2019
Final game: Wimbledon 2 Wycombe 1 - 27 April 2019 - League 1
Career summary at Wycombe.
168 appearances - 30 goals
Originally played as youngster with Rushden & Diamonds before a move to then Premier League Portsmouth in 2007. However, he failed to make a competitive First Team appearance for Pompey and spent time on loan at Grimbsy Town (making his Football League debut on 2 January 2010 when he came on as a stoppage time substitute in The Mariners game with Bury). .
He was released by Portsmouth in July 2010 and then went to have a short term deal with Scunthorpe United before a brief return to Rushden on loan in February 2011. In August 2011 he joined Woking, going on to score 13 times in 36 Conference appearances. His goal scoring exploits earned him another shot in the Football League when he joined Plymouth in the summer of 2012, with Argyle having to pay Woking compensation because of his age. He scored 5 goals in 45 appearances for The Pilgrims before signing for Wanderers a free in June 2013.
Commenting on his move to Adams Park, he said, "It was a no-brainer for me and itís somewhere Iím wanted as well. [Gareth Ainsworth] told me the ethos and what the boys were like. Wycombe won in Plymouth last season and I know the guys work hard. He told me the way he wanted to play and he wants to play football - it was an easy sell!" Meanwhile, Wycombe Manager Ainsworth added: ďParis is a player weíve been watching for a while and he impressed in both games against us last season. Heís quick and tricky and will add another dimension to our attack. Iím sure heís a player that our fans are going to enjoy watching. Iím delighted heís agreed to join us and Iím looking forward to working with him."
Scored on his Wycombe debut on the opening day of the 2013/14 season, and became a regular in the side before missing many of the final games of that season due to injury. The player went on to comment: "Within the first week (of joining) I felt settled. The boys are very welcoming and itís unlike any other squad Iíve ever been in. There are no cliques or anything and I think the gaffer is a lot to do with that. Thereís a very good team spirit here. The gaffer as a player worked hard and people always say that a team reflects the manager that they are playing under. The minimum you can give is 100%, even if youíre playing badly."
However, it was his exploits in the opening half of the 2014/15 season that would highlight his potential to higher League clubs. After scoring on the opening day of the season again (away to Newport County), he impressed Millwall Manager Ian Holloway in Wanderers League Cup meeting at The New Den in August 2014 before hitting a purple patch of scoring in November and December 2014 where he netted in five consecutive League games as Wycombe hit the top of the table.
The news of his departure from Wycombe was revealed on 30th December 2014 when 'Championship' side Millwall signed the 24 year old on a two and a half year deal for an 'undisclosed fee'. Speaking of the player's departure, Gareth Ainsworth said: "Paris has had a brilliant season for us so far and itís no surprise that he has attracted attention from bigger clubs. We would have loved him to stay but itís difficult to compete with Championship clubs because players want to test themselves at the highest level possible. Iím very proud to see how his game has improved during his time with us and wish him all the best at Millwall."
Millwall boss Ian Holloway also revealed that he had been working on the deal ever since the Cup tie earlier in the season, adding: "We started working on this deal before he started scoring and we saw him earlier in the season when he played against us, so we know what weíre getting. We got ahead of the game which isn't easy to do. He has got all the attributes that I was looking for and he's hungry." Holloway added: "Paris' only concern about coming here was leaving Wycombe, who have really improved and helped him. I know their manager Gareth Ainsworth from QPR and he's been brilliant about it. We have given them Fred [Onyedinma] for the rest of the season and heís a slightly junior, ready-made replacement. They've also got some money for the kid which they wouldn't have done in a few months' time because his contract was expiring. We've benefitted and they've benefitted."
Returned on loan to Wanderers on 23 January 2016 until the end of the 2015/16 season. Signed a new loan deal in the summer of 2016 running until 31st January 2017. On 1st February 2017 it was announced that his contract with Millwall had been terminated by mutual consent and he had signed a permanent deal with Wanderers until June 2019.
It was announced by Wanderers at the end of the 2018/19 season that he had been released.
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