WHERE IS CREASER?
(Tuesday 28th November 2000)
The call has gone out to find former Wanderers Captain Glyn Creaser ahead of a players reunion at Keith Ryan's testimonial bash on Saturday 2nd December. Former Bucks Free Press sports reporter Pete Lansley, now a freelance journalist, reported in The Times on Thursday 23rd November, that 'Rhino's ex-team-mate Steve Guppy is looking to bring together Martin O'Neill's team from the 1990's for Saturday's get together.
Steve Brown will be spinning the discs at the testimonial disco which takes place in the Vere Suite starting at 8pm following the home game with Bournemouth. Ryan's testimonial season has already seen the visit of Leicester City to Adams Park for a pre-season friendly. Former Wanderer Steve Guppy, now at Leicester, has been acting as social secretary for the shin-dig but he's been unable to track down the man who lifted the FA Trophy for Wycombe in 1991 versus Kidderminster and the 1994 Play-Off Trophy versus Preston North End. Creaser, now 41, was seen last season in the stands at the Trophy final between Kingstonian and Forest Green Rovers, where he was watching former team-mate Matt Crossley lift the Trophy for The K's.
'Crease' joined Wycombe in September 1988 after falling into dispute with Barnet. Ironically Creaser's last match for The Bees was against Wycombe where a clash with Wycombe striker Mark West saw Creaser red-carded and chucked out of Underhill by then Barnet Chairman Stan Flashman. Wycombe Manager Jim Kelman stepped in with a Club record deal of £15,000 and Kelman's gain was Barry Fry's loss as the central defender went onto make 260 appearances and scoring 12 times in a Wycombe shirt. Following the 1991 Wembley triumph, injury kept him out of the 1993 Trophy Final but after struggling to adapt to the Football League, he stepped in again to cover for the injured Terry Evans as promotion to Division Two was gained via a highly memorable play-off final.
After leaving Wycombe in 1995, Creaser went on to join Dagenham and Redbridge and returned to Wembley with The Daggers in the 1997 Trophy Final. The following season he moved onto Bedford Town before retiring from the game.
Fans of Chairboys on the Net and The Gas Room are now hoping that someone out there knows the whereabouts of 'Crease'.
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