September 2020 News Archive
All the news stories from September 2020
(Tuesday 29th September 2020)
The Club confirmed on 29th September 2020 that four of the trialists that played in the game at Chesham United on Friday 11th September had signed deals with Wycombe. They were: Andre Burley, Andron Georgiou, Malachi Linton and Anis Mehmeti. Gareth Ainsworth commented: “It’s a big step for the club, bringing in these potential hidden gems who have not quite worked out elsewhere but we believe have what it takes to kick on and provide real competition for places in the first team further down the track.” All four players are believed to have a signed a one-year deal with the Club having the option to extend by a year at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
(Saturday 26th September 2020)
Wanderers suffered a third consecutive defeat at the start of their debut season in Championship and have still yet to score after going down 2-0 to Swansea City at Adams Park. The damage was done in the opening 23 minutes after Andre Ayew slid in to put Swansea in front before Jamal Lowe doubled the lead with another close-range finish. Wycombe came more into the game during the second-period but despite an encouraging display by substitute Daryl Horgan, Freddie Woodman in The Swans goal was rarely tested.
Wycombe: Allsop, Grimmer, Stewart, Tafazolli, Wheeler (sub 83 Kashket), Bloomfield (sub 76 Parker), Freeman, Onyedinma (sub 69 Horgan), Adeniran, Samuel, McCarthy – subs not used: Stockdale, Jacobson, Phillips, Thompson
Wycombe 0 Swansea 2 - @GasManCOTN - Twitter summary
(Friday 25th September 2020)
News sources in the Merseyside area on 24th September 2020 linked Wycombe with a move to sign Everton 21-year-old midfielder Dennis Adeniran on a season-long loan deal. Adeniran is a former England U17, 18 and 19 international with five previous senior apps with Fulham, plus eight with Everton (all Football League Trophy). The Club confirmed the deal on 25th September 2020, with the player being allocated No.24 in the Wanderers squad.
(Saturday 19th September 2020)
Wanderers were completely outclassed in their first ever away game in the Championship, losing 5-0 at Blackburn Rovers in what was also Wycombe’s first ever trip to Ewood Park. Wycombe, fielding an unchanged starting XI to the one that had lost to Rotherham the previous Saturday, found themselves a goal down on 16 minutes when Tyrhys Dolan was brought down in the penalty area by Matt Bloomfield and Adam Armstrong netted from the resulting spot-kick. Four minutes later it was 2-0 when Dolan scored with a follow-up. Armstrong tapped home on 33 minutes to make it three before Wycombe’s day got worse 12 minutes into the second-half when Darius Charles was shown a straight red-card for denying goal scoring opportunity when fouling Armstrong.
Gareth Ainsworth introduced centre-back Ryan Tafazolli and striker Uche Ikpeazu for their Wycombe debuts shortly afterwards but it was the home side who added to the score with a close range effort from Derrick Williams on 67 minutes, before Armstrong completed his hat-trick with seven minutes remaining on the clock. A baptism of fire for Wycombe who managed just a single shot on target compared to Rovers sixteen.
Wycombe: Allsop, Grimmer, Jacobson, Stewart, Charles, Pattison, Bloomfield (sub 63 Ikpeazu), Kashket (sub 58 Taffazoli), Horgan, Wheeler, Onyedinma (sub 77 Freeman) – subs not used: Stockdale, Samuel, Parker, McCarthy
Blackburn 5 Wycombe 0 - @GasManCOTN - Twitter summary
(Friday 18th September 2020)
Wanderers’ home game with Watford in the Championship on Tuesday 27th October 2020 has been selected for live coverage by Sky Sports. Based on previous seasons media rights, Wycombe will be set to earn £100,000 from the coverage, with Watford picking up £10,000 as the away side. The match will kick-off as usual at 7.45pm with complimentary iFollow coverage granted for Season Ticket holders.
Full list Wycombe Wanderers live TV games via .
(Tuesday 15th September 2020)
News reports on 15th September 2020 indicated that talks were in progress between the Football League and the government to allow a certain number of restricted capacity matches to be played. An EFL spokesman said it remains "in discussions with the government about the pilot programme which may include a limited number of further pilot matches during September with capacity limited to 1,000." Pilot events have since been arranged for games a Norwich City, Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic, Blackpool, Shrewsbury Town, Hull City, Forest Green Rovers and Carlisle United. Luton Town and Morecambe were also originally pencilled in for test events but subsequently withdrew due to logistical reasons.
(Saturday 12th September 2020)
There were significant landmarks for Wycombe players during the opening League game of the 2020/21 season. Matt Bloomfield, Darius Charles, Nick Freeman, Alex Pattison, Anthony Stewart and Scott Kashket all made their Championship debuts. Kashket was also making his 100th competitive appearance for the Wanderers.
(Saturday 12th September 2020)
A stoppage time goal saw Wanderers lose their first ever Championship game in the 12 noon kick-off match at Adams Park played behind closed doors, with visitors Rotherham United running out 1-0 winners, Wycombe had three glorious chances in normal time through Daryl Horgan, Darius Charles and Scott Kashket, while at the other end, Ryan Allsop was hardly tested. Michael Ihiekwe snatched the winner with a header from Joe Mattock’s right-wing cross.
Wycombe: Allsop, Grimmer, Jacobson, Stewart, Charles, Pattison (sub 82 McCarthy), Bloomfield (sub 72 Freeman), Kashket (sub 87 Parker), Horgan, Wheeler, Onyedinma – subs not used: Stockdale, Tafazolli, Phillips, Samuel
Wycombe 0 Rotherham 1 - @GasManCOTN - Twitter summary
(Friday 11th September 2020)
A Wycombe Wanderers team consisting entirely of triallists lost 2-1 at Chesham United in a friendly match played on Friday 11th September 2020 at The Meadow in front of a limited attendance. Wycombe, managed on the night by ‘B’ coach Sam Grace, trailed 2-0 before pulling a late goal back.
Wycombe trialists: Jack Hopwood, Sam Keefe, Jordan Aina, Andre Burley, Lewis Reed, Paul Rothrock, Andron Georgiou, Alex Touche, Anis Mehmeti, Bunja Conteh, Finn Ballard McBride, Luca Cocoracchi, Malachi Linton, Samuel Ompreon, Charne Lemba - Note: Not all of these played.
(Wednesday 2nd September 2020)
The Club confirmed on 9th September 2002 the return of goalkeeper David Stockdale on a one-year deal. The 34-year-old spent loan spells with Wycombe in November 2018 and then again during January and February 2020 – making two appearances on each occasion. He will add experienced cover and competition for current permanent first choice ‘keeper Ryan Allsop.
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(Tuesday 8th September 2020)
The Club confirmed their annual awards for the 2019/20 season on 8th September 2020 – they were:
Players’ Player of the Season - Anthony Stewart
Supporters' Player of the Season – Joe Jacobson
Goal of the Season – Nnamdi Ofoborh – away to Fleetwood (Play-Off S/Final)
Meanwhile, Joe Jacobson was also named in the PFA League One ‘Team of the Year’ when awards were announced at an online event on the same day.
Full details of awards via
(Sunday 6th September 2020)
A variant of Wanderers’ famous red and white quartered design shirt will be launched as their ‘third choice’ kit for the 2020/21 season. The shirt was revealed during the League Cup tie at Brentford when Wycombe Finance Director Pete Couhig was seen wearing the shirt at the ground, along with representatives of shirt sponsors Cherry Red records. A red and white quartered shirt design was made famous during Wanderers' run to the FA Cup Semi-Final in 2001.
(Sunday 6th September 2020)
Wanderers were eliminated on spot-kicks in their League Cup 1st Round tie at Brentford. In the first competitive game at The Bees new stadium, a Pinnock header on 32 minutes gave the home side the lead but Wycombe substitute Daryl Horgan leveled on 76 minute despite Gareth Ainsworth’s side being reduced to 10 men after Gape had been red carded three minutes into the second-half for dangerous play.
The tie went straight to a spot-kick shot-out with scores level at 1-2 on 90 minutes but after Nick Freeman blasted over and Scott Kashket saw his effort saved, Marcus Forss netted the winner for Brentford. Joe Jacobson and Horgan were the scorers from spot on a day that Wycombe could have won in the closing stages when Fred Onyedinma went close.
Brentford 1 Wycombe 1 - @GasManCOTN - Twitter summary
(Friday 4th September 2020)
A Wycombe Wanderers XI beat a Crawley Town U23 side 6-1 in a friendly match played on the afternoon of Friday 4th September 2020. The low key game saw Sam Grace take charge of what has become unofficially titled the Wycombe Wanderers ‘B’ team – a triallist netted a hat-trick.
(Wednesday 2nd September 2020)
The Club announced its sixth signing of the close season and the third of the day on 2nd September 2020 with the arrival of 6’5” central defender Ryan Tafazolli from relegated Hull City. The 28-year-old joins on a two-year deal for ‘undisclosed fee’. He had previously spent three years in League One with Peterborough United. Gareth Ainsworth commented: “We’ve come up against Ryan many times down the years and he’s always been a strong, commanding presence in any defence we’ve faced, and also a real threat from our set-pieces with his height and heading ability. “Our defence was the bedrock for our success last season and he’ll add real competition for places and give us another option with lots of games coming thick and fast. I’ve been working hard all summer on bringing Ryan to the club and I’m delighted it’s paid off.”
Read full press release via
(Wednesday 2nd September 2020)
Daryl Horgan was confirmed as Wanderers' fifth signing of the close season on 2nd September 2020 after signing a two-year deal from Hibernian. No fee was mentioned by either club but the 28-year-old winger was contracted with Hibs until 2021, so a fee is likely. He was allocated the No.17 shirt in the Wanderers squad. Gareth Ainsworth commented: “Daryl is someone we’ve kept an eye on ever since he put in that outstanding performance against us and we believe he’s ideally suited to the way we play. He’s quick, he’s direct, he loves to run at the defence and he’s got a strong goal threat in terms of scoring and creating chances for his team-mates.”
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(Wednesday 2nd September 2020)
The Club confirmed the signing of Curtis Anderson on 2nd September 2020 on a one year deal. The 19-year-old ‘keeper became the fourth signing of the close season for Wanderers. Gareth Ainsworth commented: “Curtis has fantastic potential and has done really well in training so far, earning this opportunity to show us what he can do and develop his game further over the coming season."
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