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Nathan Tyson NATHAN TYSON TO STAY
(Wednesday 31st August 2005)
Wanderers have rejected transfer deadline day bids for striker Nathan Tyson. 'Championship' side Cardiff City seemed confident of signing the 23 year old in a 300,000 deal, while Watford and Crystal Palace also expressed an interest. The Club have since confirmed the rejection of Cardiff's bid via a news story on the official website where Manager John Gorman commented "It's great that the Club are backing the management and it's like signing a new player. Nathan has got a great attitude, he was in training as normal this morning and he'll be giving his best on Friday." The deadline for Football League clubs was 5pm today.

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News FANS FORUM
(Wednesday 31st August 2005)
The full panel of guests for the Fans Forum on the evening of Tuesday 6th September has now been confirmed. They are John Gorman (Football Manager), Steve Hayes (Managing Director), John Harrison (General Manager), Garry Adamson (Operations Manager) and Ian Mather (plc Director & Founders' Trust rep). Representatives from the Supporters' Trust, OWWSA and WWISC will also be attendance to field any questions. The forum will be held in the Vere Suite, Adams Park, commencing at 7.30pm with entry open to all and free of charge.
News CHARITY CRICKET MATCH
(Wednesday 31st August 2005)
A Wycombe Wanderers select XI took on High Wycombe Cricket Club in a charity '20-20' match at their London Road ground on Wednesday evening. The game was organised to aid the High Wycombe Scanappeal fund and entry was 2 which included a scorecard. Appearing for the Wanderers in various roles were Steve Brown, Jonny Dixon, Clint Easton, Roger Johnson, Stuart Nethercott, Ian Stonebridge and Steve Williams, as well as other Club staff and Manager John Gorman.
Tickets TICKET ISSUES
(Wednesday 31st August 2005)
The Club are urging supporters to arrive early for Friday evening's fixture with Northampton Town at Adams Park in order to reduce congestion at the ticket booths and turnstiles. However, the plea comes as the new online ticketing system installed as part of the CRM project has still to go live. The Club had hoped to have the 'real-time' ordering system running before the Bank Holiday weekend but teething problems have pushed the date back. Supporters can still purchase tickets in person from the Commercial Office or Wanderers in Town and also via the credit card hotline on 01494-441118. Tickets for the Carling Cup tie with Aston Villa will go on sale from Friday (2nd September) at the normal League prices. Season Ticket holders will have until Saturday 10th September to claim their usual place.
Stuart Nethercott NETHERCOTT LOANED OUT
(Tuesday 30th August 2005)
Wanderers have reported that they have loaned central defender Stuart Nethercott to Conference side Woking for a four month period. The orginal agreement of the loan indicated that Wycombe could not recall him within the first month but had a 24 hour recall option for the remainder of the deal. However, this clause was subsequently reported as being shelved and the player will now remain soley with Woking until 31st December 2005 from which point a further loan or permanent deal may be agreed. The 32 year old, who is contracted until June 2006, has not played First Team football for Wycombe this season.
Stuart Nethercott - Player profile
Nathan Tyson HERE WE GO AGAIN
(Tuesday 30th August 2005)
The obligatory Nathan Tyson transfer speculation stories have hit the media again prior to closure of the transfer window on Wednesday 31st August (at midnight for Premiership clubs and 5pm for Football League clubs). The local press in South Wales reports that Cardiff City have expressed an interest with a price tag of 300,000 thrown in for good measure. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace boss Iain Dowie was at Adams Park on Saturday to add to those keeping tabs on a player who is joint top scorer in 'League Two' with five goals in six games.
News POSSIBLE FIXTURE CHANGE
(Tuesday 30th August 2005)
Fixtures scheduled for Saturday 12th November could be subject to change if England finish top of their World Cup qualifying group. The FA have provisionally arranged a friendly with Argentina to take place in Geneva with a 4.45pm kick-off and live coverage on BBC TV. Wanderers are due to make the long haul to Darlington that day and it remains to be seen if changes to the kick-off time and/or date will be made. The friendly will be cancelled should England be involved in a World Cup play-off. Wycombe have already had two fixtures moved this season due to England games - this Friday's home meeting with Northampton Town and the trip to Grimbsy Town, now scheduled for Friday 7th October.
Matchday WYCOMBE 0 CHELTENHAM 0
(Monday 29th August 2005)
Wanderers and Cheltenham Town remain unbeaten in 2005/6 after playing out a 0-0 draw at Adams Park on Holiday Monday. An entertaining game saw both sides create numerous chances with the visitors having by far the better of the opening half - Jamie Victory's header against the cross bar on 35 minutes the closest to the deadlock being broken. Wycombe responded in the second-half with new signing Sergio Torres almost scoring following his first touch on 59 minutes with a right footed effort that Town 'keeper Shane Higgs dived to his right to save. Michael Rose came close to snatching victory for Cheltenham with a minute remaining but Frank Talia tipped the ball over to confirm a sharing of the points. Wanderers are now third in table.
Wycombe 0 Cheltenham Town 0 - Match report and stats
Mystery DEADLINE APPROACHES
(Monday 29th August 2005)
With the 31st August transfer window deadline approaching, John Gorman is understood to have invited an "experienced forward" and another defender in for training at the Club this week. However, the deadline will have no bearing on the moves as both players are currently out of contract and could sign at any time. Gorman will also continue to look at Andy Myers and Dean Gordon, who are also without clubs at present. Permanent signing of contracted players will be blocked when the transfer window closes between 1st September and 31st December, although there will be the option of using the loan system.
Matchday SHREWSBURY 1 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 27th August 2005)
A goal conceeded five minutes from time cost Wycombe victory at Shrewsbury on Saturday. Wanderers dominated possession for the vast majority of the game but only had a Nathan Tyson goal on 32 minutes to show for their efforts as the game drew to a conclusion. Thoughts of three points were dashed when Colin McMenamin beat Frank Talia in an aerial challenge to head home and despite Wycombe's protests, the goal stood.
Shrewsbury Town 1 Wycombe 1 - Match report and stats
Carling Cup VILLA IN CARLING CUP
(Saturday 27th August 2005)
Wanderers were paired at home to Aston Villa when the draw for the Second Round of the Carling Cup took place on Saturday. Wycombe went down 5-0 at home to Villa at the same stage two years ago. The draw saw the winners of Round One joined by the twelve Premier League clubs not participating in Europe. Who, in addition to Villa, were: Manchester City; Tottenham Hotspur; Charlton Athletic; Birmingham City; Fulham; Blackburn Rovers; Portsmouth; West Bromwich Albion; Sunderland; Wigan Athletic and West Ham United. Unlike the First Round, there is no north/south split but there was seeding based on last season's final League position. Wanderers have never progressed beyond the Second Round since joining the Football League in 1993. The tie will take place in the week commencing the 19th September.
Matchday BUSY WEEK FOR WYCOMBE
(Thursday 25th August 2005)
Wanderers start a busy week of football at the weekend as they begin a sequence of three games in six days. First up on Saturday is the trip to Shrewsbury Town (kick-off 3pm). The Shrews are without a win in their opening four League games but a midweek extra-time Carling Cup victory over Brighton will have boosted their confidence. On Holiday Monday Cheltenham Town are the visitors to Adams Park (kick-off 3pm). The Robins have a near indentical record to Wycombe in the League this season, while a 5-0 victory over Brentford in the Carling Cup has also got the heads turning. The trio of games is completed next Friday evening with another home game, this time against Northampton Town (kick-off 7.45pm). The Cobblers have had an erratic start to their League campaign but also had midweek Carling Cup success when they beat QPR 3-0 at Sixfields.
Reserves RESERVES START CAMPAIGN
(Wednesday 24th August 2005)
Wanderers Reserves went down 2-0 at Crawley Town on Wednesday evening as they got their Pontin's Holiday Combination campaign underway. Imminent new signing Sergio Torres did not play as he has yet to officially sign for the Wanderers. Former Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough defender Dean Gordon was also ruled out having not yet received international clearance following a spell in Cyprus. However, Wanderers did include triallists Danny Woodruff and Adbul Osmond. The goals came on 75 and 87 minutes from Danny Ekoku and Stuart Douglas. Line-up: Williams, Bunting, Nethercott (sub 64 Douglas), Cadmore, Woodruff, Martin, Ngongou, Gregory, Anya (sub 64 Osmond), Faulkner, Dixon (sub 64 Savage) Reserves info 2005-2006
Carling Cup WANDERERS THRO IN CUP
(Tuesday 23rd August 2005)
Wanderers continued their encouraging start to the 2005/6 season with a 3-1 victory at Swindon Town in the First Round of the Carling Cup. Ian Stonebridge opened the scoring on 12 minutes and despite Michael Pook levelling on 58 minutes, further goals by Nathan Tyson and Jonny Dixon scored secure a deserved victory against the League One side.
Swindon Town 1 Wycombe 3 - Match report and stats
Sergio Torres TORRES SET TO SIGN
(Monday 22nd August 2005)
The Club have revealed that they have agreed an "undisclosed fee" for Basingstoke Town midfielder Sergio Torres subject to a medical. It was reported last week that the Argentinian was expected to sign for Wycombe and the fee is most likely to be related to the number of First Team appearances he makes for the Wanderers. 'Stoke boss Ernie Howe told the Basingstoke Gazette prior to the deal "I don't think that if he is sold it will be for a very large fee but we are talking of an arrangement whereby they buy him and loan him back to us to get his fitness up." If, as expected, the medical is successfully completed, Torres should play for Wanderers in Wednesday evening's Combination game at Crawley Town and will then also be available for selection for next Saturday's 'League Two' trip to Shrewsbury Town.
Matchday WYCOMBE 4 BURY 0
(Saturday 20th August 2005)
Wanderers cruised to a 4-0 victory over Bury at Adams Park on Saturday afternoon to jump to third place in the table. Wycombe dominated for the vast majority of the game but had to wait until the 37th minute before taking the lead when Roger Johnson volleyed home following a Stefan Oakes corner. The visitors had a brief spell of pressure in the second-half but went further behind on 68 minutes when Tommy Mooney slid the ball past 'keeper Neil Edwards. Nathan Tyson added goals on 74 and 80 minutes to complete the misery for Bury who could have lost by a far greater margin. A downside for Wycombe came with injuries to Joe Burnell (back) and Matt Bloomfield (ankle) with both set to miss the midweek Carling Cup game at Swindon.
Wycombe 4 Bury 0 - Match report, stats and reaction
Youth Team update YOUTHS BEAT COLU
(Saturday 20th August 2005)
The Wanderers Under 18 side registered their second successive victory of the season - beating Colchester United 3-2 at their Garrison B ground on Saturday morning. James Faulkner fired Wycombe into the lead on 13 minutes but were pegged back three minutes before the break when Tom Cadmore was penalised for handball and Craig Hughes converted the resulting penalty. Wanderers regained the lead seven minutes into the second-half when The U's Aarun Best commited the same offence and Andy Savage put away the spot-kick. Savage made it 3-1 on 57 minutes when he forced the ball home from close range and despite Hughes scoring a cracking goal on 68 minutes, Wanderers held on for victory. Line-up: McCarthy, Douglas, Bunting, Ngongou, Christon, Cadmore, Grier (sub 74 Tucknott), Savage, Boateng (sub HT Gregory), Faulkner, Rice Youth Team news and info 2005/2006
Mystery NEW TICKET SYSTEM
(Saturday 20th August 2005)
Wanderers went live with a new matchday ticketing system prior to Saturday's game with Bury as part of the CRM software implementation. Queues were slightly greater than normal with those wishing to purchase tickets from the various ticket windows being asked for name, address and telephone number for each sale. Those paying by cash were given a leaflet that claimed "As you have paid at the turnstile the Club has no record of you making this purchase, as a result you may miss out on offers and promotions that you could be entitled to, for example, the Club will use the purchase history of fans from our system when allocating tickets for possible future big games such as FA Cup ties." The online system is expected to go live within two weeks.
Mystery STILL LOOKING
(Friday 19th August 2005)
John Gorman has asked former Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough defender Dean Gordon back for a further trial. The 32 year old left side defender played in Wanderers' 4-2 midweek friendly victory over Brentford and could now appear for Wycombe when they kick-off their Combination season at Crawley Town next Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, Sergio Torres continues to train with Wycombe while decision is being made on whether to sign a player who is currently on a two year contract with Basingstoke Town. Andy Myers also remains training with the Club but will need to regain full match fitness before he has a chance of earning a contract with Wycombe.
Injuries INJURY NEWS
(Thursday 18th August 2005)
John Gorman should be able to pick from the same squad that has kept Wycombe unbeaten in their first three games of the season when Wanderers take on Bury at Adams Park this Saturday. Keith Ryan, Will Antwi and Mark Philo remain injured while Charlie Griffin was due for a doctor's appointment today (Thurdsay) with the hope he will be given the all clear to resume training next week after his head injury. It's also understood that Gorman is looking to sign at least one player on loan or permanently to provide extra cover within the squad.
Mystery MORE TRIALLISTS
(Tuesday 16th August 2005)
Wanderers beat Brentford 4-2 in the hastily arranged 'Reserve' team friendly at The Bees training ground on Tuesday afternoon. The match gave Wycombe the opportunity to take a look at more triallists. They were 32 year old former Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough defender Dean Gordon who has played most recently for Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus but spent most of last season with Grimsby Town; and 19 year old released Arsenal academy striker Aaron Samuels. They were joined by Andy Myers who has continued to train with Wycombe since appearing briefly during the pre-season campaign, and released youngster Shahed Ahmed. The latter also played for Wanderers in a pre-season friendly at Oxford City but it's understood his return is only to help the player find a new club. Ahmed was one of the scorers against Brentford along with James Faulkner and two from Jonny Dixon. Line-up: Williams, Martin, Nethercott, Gordon, Myers, Samuels (sub Douglas), Ngongou, Salako, Anya, Dixon, Faulkner (sub Ahmed) - subs not used: Cadmore, Grier, McCarthy
Gorman GORMAN ON SUPPORT
(Monday 15th August 2005)
John Gorman has commented on Wanderers 1,500 travelling support at The Kassam Stadium last Saturday. BBC Three Counties reporter Ian Stringer suggested to the Wycombe boss that the travelling support certainly got behind the team in the second-half, with Gorman replying "Well they should do because they've seen good football. If they are going to see any better football than that from any other team, then they are welcome to go and watch them. We are a team that come and try to win matches." Gorman's side are favourites to win promotion to 'League One' this season and with the one of highest player budget's in their division, many of the support who paid up to 18 for entrance to the game at Oxford will think they should be.
Mystery TORRES TO SIGN?
(Monday 15th August 2005)
Sergio Torres is expected to sign for Wycombe this week according to reports in the Non-League Newspaper. The Basingstoke Town midfielder has been training with Wycombe for the past couple of weeks but has returned to 'Stoke on matchdays. The suggestion is that a deal will be struck where Wycombe pay appearance related fees to the Conference South side. The former Boca Juniors player has scored 9 times for 'Stoke in 67 appearances, including one last Saturday.
Matchday OXFORD 2 WYCOMBE 2
(Saturday 13th August 2005)
Wanderers remain unbeaten in 'League Two' this season following a 2-2 draw with Oxford United on a rainy afternoon at The Kassam Stadium. Wycombe looked to have snatched victory when goals on 70 and 85 minutes from Nathan Tyson had replied to Chris Hackett's 17th minute opener for United. However, with two minutes remaining Danny Morgan headed home from close range after Clint Easton had conceded a free kick on the edge of the box. Both Tyson's efforts came following excellent work by Kevin Betsy down the right flank and also after John Gorman had introduced substitutes Stefan Oakes and Ian Stonebridge.
Oxford United 2 Wycombe 2 - Match report and stats
Youth Team update YOUTHS OFF WITH A WIN
(Saturday 13th August 2005)
The Wanderers Under 18 side got their Football League Youth Alliance campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory over Southend United at the training ground. In what was Youth boss Ian Culverhouse's first competitive game in charge, it was James Faulkner who opened the scoring a minute before the break when he followed up Steven Gregory's shot that had been saved. The victory was secured in the 54th minute when Lewis Christon volleyed home from inside the box following a move down the left. Line-up: McCarthy, Douglas, Bunting (sub 82 Roberts), Ngongou, Christon, Cadmore, Grier, Gregory, Faulkner, Savage (sub 70 Boateng), Tucknott
Youth Team news and info 2005/2006
Tommy Mooney MOONEY IN THE PRESS
(Friday 12th August 2005)
The Tommy Mooney connection is the obvious media angle going in Wanderers' meeting with Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday. The striker, who was 34 years old on Thursday, spent last season with United before turning his nose up at a new deal in favour of a move to Wycombe. Mooney was quoted in the Bucks Free Press as saying "I just laughed at the offer and walked out of the office. I haven't spoken to the Chairman since." Mooney says he had a good relationship with the manager, players and fans while he was at Oxford but didn't see eye to eye with U's Chairman Firoz Kassam, adding "He ran it as a business and not a football club. The former Watford striker also spent 12 months with Swindon Town prior to his time at Oxford says he's unsure of what reception he will get on Saturday, concluding "This match isn't personal for me, it's just about getting more points for Wycombe." Tommy Mooney - Player profile
News FANS FORUM ANNOUNCED
(Thursday 11th August 2005)
The next Fans Forum has been confirmed as being the evening of Tuesday 6th September and is being organised by the Football Club in conjunction with the Founders and Supporters Trusts with input from OWWSA and WWISC. Both Steve Hayes and John Gorman have confirmed that they will be in attendance to discuss topical issues and to answer questions from supporters in addition to providing updates on behind the scenes activities at the Club. The forum will be held in the Vere Suite, Adams Park, commencing at 7.30pm with entry open to all and free of charge.
News FORMER PLAYER NEWS
(Thursday 11th August 2005)
Former Wanderer Stuart Castledine has joined Conference South side Sutton United after more than three years out of the game. Castledine, now 32 years old, had two spells at Wycombe with the latter ending in April 2002 by 'mutual consent' following just six starts in two years. He has been working for satellite TV since leaving Wycombe. Elsewhere, former Youth Teamer Lewis Cook has moved on to Basingstoke Town from fellow Conference South side Maidenhead United. The 21 year old also had trials with Crawley Town and Aldershot Town during pre-season before securing the deal with Basingstoke. Cook was released by Wycombe at the end of the 2003/4 season and went on to join Windsor & Eton having been on loan spell at Weymouth.
Youth Team update YOUTHS TO KICK-OFF SEASON
(Thursday 11th August 2005)
The Wanderers Youth Team will kick-off their Football League Youth Alliance campaign this Saturday (13th August) with a home game against Southend United. It will be Youth boss Ian Culverhouse's first competitive game in charge since he was appointed during the summer. This season the Under 18's are competing in an expanded South-East Conference which now consists of 13 teams, playing home and away for the entire season. Saturday's game kicks-off at 10.45am and takes place at the training ground. Youth Team news and info 2005/2006
Matchday ROCHDALE 1 WYCOMBE 2
(Tuesday 9th August 2005)
First half goals from Mike Williamson and Matt Bloomfield set Wycombe on their way to a 2-1 victory at Rochdale on Tuesday evening. Williamson converted a Stefan Oakes cross in the 7th minute, while Bloomfield headed home Kevin Betsy's delivery on 23 minutes to put Wanderers in the driving seat. There was a late scare after Williamson conceded a penalty in the 78th minute and Gary Jones converted but Wycombe held on to be deserved winners and will go to Oxford on Saturday full of confidence.
Rochdale 1 Wycombe 2 - Match report and stats
John Salako SALAKO OPTS OUT
(Monday 8th August 2005)
The Club have revealed that John Salako has turned down the opportunity to play for Wanderers on a 'pay as you play' basis in preference to pursuing his career with Sky TV. However, the former Palace player will continue to train with Wycombe. Meanwhile, John Gorman has suggested through the media that one or two other players could still be brought in on a permanent or loan basis due to injuries within the squad.
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 CARLISLE 1
(Saturday 6th August 2005)
With expectations levels running at a high, Wanderers had to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw with Carlisle United on the opening day of the 2005/6 Football League season. In a familiar pattern of events, Wycombe had the better chances early on but then conceded on 17 minutes when Derek Holmes turned inside the box to shot past Frank Talia. John Gorman's side hit back on 37 minutes when Tommy Mooney curled in a delightful effort from the right wing and into the far top corner of the Valley End net. Roger Johnson hit the woodwork twice before the break, while the second period saw Wycombe have the better chances but unable to find the back of the net. Rochdale away is next on Tuesday.
Wycombe 1 Carlisle 1 - match report and stats
News EX-CHAIRBOY JOINS RIVALS
(Friday 5th August 2005)
Former Wanderers Centre of Excellence striker Michael Malcolm has joined 'League Two' rivals Stockport County on a free from Tottenham Hotspur. Malcolm, now 19 years old, joined Spurs from Wycombe in March 2000 and although he never made a First Team appearance for Spurs, his progress through the youth ranks brought in 50,000 of appearance related fees to Wycombe as part of the original deal. He returned briefly on trial for Wycombe last season but failed to impress John Gorman.
Nathan Tyson CONTRACT OFFERS
(Friday 5th August 2005)
chairboys.co.uk understands that Nathan Tyson and Danny Senda have both been offered one year extensions to their contracts which are due to expire in June 2006. However, both players are stalling on signing according to reports and comments in the national and local media. Boss John Gorman mentioned the situation with Tyson during an interview with BBC Radio Five Live and added to the Bucks Free Press "We've offered him (Tyson) an extension but he said he would rather leave it for a while and see how it goes." The current transfer window closes on 1st September before reopening for a month in January 2006. Both players have been the subject of offers from other clubs and would be free to leave next June without payment to Wycombe unless new contracts can be agreed.
Fans PRICE SURVEY 2005-6
(Thursday 4th August 2005)
Wycombe will be charging slightly above the average for adult and concessionary matchday entrance costs in 'League Two' during 2005/6 according to a survey carried out by chairboys.co.uk. The results come as Wanderers go into their third season running with matchday prices practically the same as the previous. Follow the link for full story and pricing table for all clubs in 'League Two.
'League Two' - Matchday entrance price survey 2005-2006
Matchday travel MATCHDAY BUSES 2005-6
(Wednesday 3rd August 2005)
The Club have confirmed the matchday bus services to Adams Park for the 2005/6 season. Motts will contiue to run the Chesham to Wycombe service but have dropped the Aylesbury via Princes Risborough route. The free 'Park & Ride' schemes from Cressex will still operate for all Football League games. Time table for the Chesham route and other matchday travel information is available via this link. Matchday bus info 2005-2006
News CLUB SPONSORS 'ACQUIRED'
(Wednesday 3rd August 2005)
Steve Hayes, Chief Executive of Club sponsors loans.co.uk and also Managing Director of the Wanderers, has said that "nothing will change" as result of his company's acquisition by MBNA Europe. It was revealed today that loans.co.uk had reached an agreement where MBNA will acquire the outstanding shares of loans.co.uk and operate the business as a subsidiary. Hayes commented in a statement on the official website, "Supporters can rest assured that I am fully committed to Wycombe Wanderers and nothing will change as a result of the deal. We are putting quality people into top positions at the Club, both on and off the field, and more are to follow. I would like to thank all our fans and staff at the club for their continued support, and confirm that this is only the start of our ambitious plans."
Charlie Griffin GRIFFIN INJURED AT OXFORD
(Wednesday 3rd August 2005)
Charlie Griffin was stretchered off in the friendly at Oxford City on Tuesday evening. Griffin was injured in what looked like an innocuous challenge but where he inadvertently took a blow to the head. The Wycombe striker spent the night in hospital and it was later revealed that he had fractured a small bone that forms part of the forehead. He has since been for a scan and was due to undergo surgery on Wednesday to alleviate the problem. He is likely to be out of action for at least two weeks.
Matchday OXFORD CITY 1 WYCOMBE 2
(Tuesday 2nd August 2005)
An injury to Charlie Griffin was the talking point of Wanderers' final pre-season friendly which saw a 2-1 victory over Oxford City. With Steve Brown in charge and John Gorman watching from the stand, Wycombe took the lead just after the half hour mark when a run by Ikechi Anya ended with a shot that deflected past the City goalkeeper. Fellow youth teamer James Faulkner, who had replaced the injured Griffin moments earlier, doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time when he followed up a blocked shot from the returning Shahed Ahmed. City reduced the arrears three minutes after the restart when Danny Keen struck past Steve Williams following a pass from Ray Spence but they couldn't find the equaliser. Final Score Oxford City 1 Wycombe 2
Line-up: Williams, Martin, Salako (sub 70 Ngongo), Nethercott (sub 60 Douglas), Cadmore, Anya (sub 70 Kamara), Grier (sub HT Bagley), Ahmed, Gregory, Griffin (sub 43 Faulkner), Dixon (sub 60 Savage)
John Salako SALAKO STILL IN TALKS
(Tuesday 2nd August 2005)
John Salako was in Wanderers' squad to face Oxford City as he aims to earn a contract with Wycombe but still retain his media openings. The former Palace player is said to be in negotiations with Gorman over a possible 'pay as you play' deal that would tie in with increased TV work for Sky. Meanwhile, triallist Sergio Torres continues to train with Wycombe but didn't play at Oxford as he was wanted by his club Basingstoke for their friendly at Winchester. Wanderers fielded a team of fringe first teamers and up and coming youngsters in the last chance to impress John Gorman prior to the start of the Football League season on Saturday when Carlisle United visit Adams Park.

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