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FANS FORUM ANNOUNCED
(Friday 31st July 2015)
The Club have advised of a 'Fans Forum' to take place on Thursday 13th August 2015 in the Vere Suite at Adams Park starting at 7pm. The invite reads: 'Manager Gareth Ainsworth and senior members of his squad will join Chairman Andrew Howard, Trust chairman Trevor Stroud and new head of commercial activities Damian Irvine on the panel, giving supporters the opportunity to pose their questions relating to the football club both on and off the pitch'.
BASINGSTOKE 1 WYCOMBE 3
(Tuesday 28th July 2015)
Goals from Marcus Bean, Anthony Stewart and a superb strike from new signing Ryan Sellers eased Wycombe past Basingstoke Town in a pre-season friendly at The Camrose on Tuesday evening. The match saw 'keeper Matt Ingram play the full 90 minutes as he continued his return from injury, while trialists Stephen McGinn and Jake Gray also featured for Gareth Ainsworth's side. The final scheduled pre-season friendly for Wanderers takes place at Aldershot on Saturday (1st August).
Basingstoke 1 Wycombe 3 - report, stats and reaction
SQUAD NUMBERS REVEALED
(Monday 27th July 2015)
Wycombe have confirmed their squad numbers for the 2015/16 season. Gareth Ainsworth and Barry Richardson are included again. The squad totals 20 players (including one loan) compared to 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. Matt Ingram, 2. Sido Jombati, 3. Joe Jacobson, 5. Anthony Stewart, 6. Aaron Pierre, 7. Garry Thompson, 8. Marcus Bean, 9. Paul Hayes, 10. Matt Bloomfield, 11. Sam Wood, 12. Jason Banton, 13. Barry Richardson, 15. Ryan Sellers, 16. Aaron Holloway, 17. Max Kretzschmar, 18. Danny Rowe, 19. Michael Harriman (loan), 20. Luke O'Nien, 21. Alex Lynch, 42. Gareth Ainsworth. Shirt sponsors for the forthcoming season will remain as Beechdean and there will be no new design first choice kit and the 'away' kit will remain as the 'Tequila sunrise' effort for the final season of the Kukri contract.
VILLA XI 2 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 25th July 2015)
Matt Ingram played 45 minutes for Wanderers as Gareth Ainsworth's side lost 2-1 to an Aston Villa XI in a 'behind closed doors' friendly played at the Premier League side's training ground. It was the first match action for the goalkeeper since he was injured in the last game of the regular 2014/15 season at Northampton. The meeting, with what is believed to be the mainly a Villa U21 side, saw new signing Garry Thompson score for Wycombe. Former Wanderer Tommy Mooney, described as a 'Loans Manager' for the Premier League side', is also understood to behind arranging the game as the two clubs continue to come to an agreement of running a chaperoned house to accomodate loan players in the Wycombe area. Wycombe team v Villa: Ingram (sub HT Lynch), Harriman (sub 60 Jombati), Sellers (sub 60 Jacobson), Stewart, Pierre, Trialist, Bloomfield, Bean (sub 60 O'Nien), Kretzschmar (sub 60 Wood), Holloway (sub 60 Thompson), Trialist (sub 60 Hayes)
LUKE O'NEIN SIGNS
(Friday 24th July 2015)
Gareth Ainsworth has given midfielder Luke O'Nein an 'initial one year deal' with the Wanderers after the former Watford youngster impressed in two pre-season games and training. The 20 year old was released by The Hornets at the end of last season having played just two minutes of First Team football while at Vicarage Road and since joining as an Under 9. O'Nein scored for Wycombe against Wealdstone in a pre-season earlier in the week - a team he spent two loan spells at, making 40 Conference appearances and scoring fives times. His signing for Wanderers was revealed at the Reading v Swansea friendly played at Adams Park on Friday evening. Ainsworth commented: "Luke came to us highly recommended and he's proved himself to be a very talented player who will be an excellent addition to the squad.He's still young but his time on loan at Wealdstone gave him a great introduction to senior football and I'm looking forward to working with him to unlock more of his potential."
WEALDSTONE 1 WYCOMBE 3
(Tuesday 21st July 2015)
Wycombe came from behind to defeat Conference side Wealdstone in Wanderers' second pre-season game of 2015/16. A wonder strike from Stones Captain Elliott Godfrey on 34 minutes was cancellled out three minutes later by a close range effort from trialist Luke O'Nein. Gareth Ainsworth's side then went on to dominate the second period - scoring again through trialist Stephen McGinn before new signing Garry Thompson made it 3-1 on 56 minutes. Wycombe continue their pre-season programme on Saturday (25th July) with a 'behind closed doors' friendly at a Premier League side's training ground.
Wealdstone 1 Wycombe 3 - report, stats and reaction
AVRANCHES 2 WYCOMBE 1
(Thursday 16th July 2015)
Wanderers went down 2-1 at French third tier side US Avranches in their first pre-season friendly before the start of the 2015/16 season. Gareth Ainsworth gave run outs to all six of his new signings, plus loanee Michael Harriman and three trialists. The trialists were Sean Maguire , Luke O'Nien and Luke Woodland. 21 year old Maguire, released by West Ham at the end of 2014/15, scored Wycombe's goal.
Avranches 2 Wycombe 1 - report and stats
McCLURE JOINS DAGGERS
(Thursday 16th July 2015)
Former Wanderer Matt McClure has signed for fellow League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a one year deal. The 23 year old was released by Wycombe following the expiration of his contract at the end of the 2014/15 season. McClure made his Wycombe debut in September 2010 and went on to make 125 appearances, scoring 27 goals. However, he suffered an injury plagued 2014/15 campaign, making just ten appearances in 2015.
COMMERCIAL APPOINTMENT
(Tuesday 14th July 2015)
The Club confirmed on Tuesday (14th July 2015) that Damian Irvine had been appointed as the new 'Head of Commercial Activities' at Adams Park. The Australian joins Wanderers following a season with Notts County. He had previously been the Chairman of Australian Rugby League side Cronulla before resigning in March 2013. Commenting on the appointment, Wanderers' Chairman Andrew Howard said on the official website: "Damian's appointment is a very significant move for the club and I'd say it's one of the most important signings we've made - on or off the field - in recent times. His experience in football and sport previously means he has a proven track record and he'll bring fresh ideas and energy to the team."
HARRIMAN RETURNS
(Friday 10th July 2015)
Wanderers confirmed on Friday afternoon the return of 22 year old Queens Park Rangers defender/midfielder Michael Harriman on loan until the end of January 2016. Harriman came through the youth system at Loftus Road and signed a new one year deal with the Premier League side in the summer. Harriman originally spent a month on loan from QPR during January 2013, extending this to the end of the 2012/13 season and totalling 20 appearances in a Wycombe shirt. He subsequently spent extended loan spells at Gillingham and most recently Luton Town. Reports suggest that both The Hatters and Wycombe tried to sign the player on a permanent contract before QPR had offered a one year extension to his contract.
SEASON TICKETS UPDATE
(Friday 10th July 2015)
Figures revealed at the Trust meeting earlier this week (7th July 2015) claim that Season Ticket sales for the 2015/16 season have reached 1,847 compared to around 1,100 at the same stage last season. It was also revealed that 13% of these were first time buyers. The figures compare to the all time high sales figure of 3,600 Season Tickets sold for the 2001/2002 season but easily on course to surpass the 2,000 mark sold for the 2014/15 campaign. Season Tickets are on sale at a 10% discount until 31st July 2015. Wanderers kick-off their Football League campaign on Saturday 8th August 2015 at home to York City.
See the updated COTN season ticket price archive
BOARD CHANGES ANNOUNCED
(Wednesday 8th July 2015)
Wycombe Wanderers Trust revealed to Members at the meeting held on Tuesday 7th July 2015 a restructing of the Football Club that will see former Chairman Ivor Beeks re-instated as a Board member at the request of current Chairman Andrew Howard. It was explained that the Football Club Board, appointed by the parent Trust Board, will consist of up to two members proposed by the Chairman, plus three or four Trust representatives in order to maintain a Trust 'majority' on the Football Club Board. Meanwhile, Howard also revealed that the Football Club would post a profit for the 2014/15 season, which would mirror the previously budgeted loss of around 250,000. The presentation file shown at the meeting and a brief overview of the Question and Answer session is available to download via the Trust website

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