|FAULCONBRIDGE SET TO SIGN
(Monday 22nd April 2002)
Wanderers chase for Wrexham striker Craig Faulconbridge is drawing to a conclusion with the 24 year old set to sign a three year deal with Wycombe. Lawrie Sanchez has been keen to sign the ex-Coventry City player for more than a year and a deal was nearly struck earlier in the season but Sanchez opted to take the chance of waiting for the player to be available on a 'Bosman' free rather than pay the £150,000 transfer fee.
Sanchez's gamble looks to have paid off and it understood that a deal has been agreed and the Nuneaton born player has already made enquiries on moving to the High Wycombe area. However, Wycombe would need to beat Stockport County, Crewe Alexandra, Barnsley and Port Vale to his signature. All those club's have shown recent interest in the striker and Oldham Athletic were also keen for his services at the same time of Wycombe's initial enquiry.
Faulconbridge said goodbye to Wrexham after their final game of the season, a 2-1 home victory over Bournemouth. Faulconbridge didn't feature in the game where his already relegated side condemned The Cherries to Division Three. He told the local Wrexham press "I wish them well next season. I would be very surprised if they're not fighting for promotion in 12 months time. I've played my last game for the club but there are no bad feelings and I will look back on my time at Wrexham with fondness."
The 6'1" striker now says he wants to further his career but thanked Wrexham for giving him the chance to show his worth after being released by Coventry. "I arrived from Coventry as a 21-year-old with no experience and was given my chance to impress like so many youngsters have at the club. I would say I've had three promising years and now it's time for me to move on and fulfil my potential. Hopefully I will be playing in the Second Division next season, though obviously I want to play at the highest level possible. One day I want to play in the Premiership." Faulconbridge scored 34 goals in 126 appearances during his three year spell with the Welsh club.
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