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DOMINIC
GAPE
(Midfielder)
Born: 9 Sep 1994
Where: Burton Bradstock
Joined Wycombe: August 2016 - Loan from Southampton
Wycombe Debut: Luton 4 Wycombe 1 - 3 Sep 2016 - League 2
First goal: Wycombe 5 Crewe 1 - 27 Sep 2016 - League Two
January 2017 - Permanent signing from Southampton
Contracted until June 2019.
Career summary at Wycombe.
74 appearances - 2 goals
Up to end of 2017/18 season
Career Details - (*) indicates loan spell
Date Club League
Apps
League
goals
Cup
Apps
Cup
Goals
May13-Jan17 Southampton 0(1) 0 0(0) 0
2016/2017 Wycombe Wanderers 29(3) 1 4(0) 0
2017/2018 Wycombe Wanderers 34(1) 1 3(0) 0
2018/2019 Wycombe Wanderers - - - -
Background:
Orginally signed for Wanderers on 31st August 2016 in a loan deal from Premier League side Southampton - the deal running until 3rd January 2017.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth commented at the time: "We have an excellent relationship with Southampton, as we do with many of the top clubs in England, and that has enabled us to bring a really talented lad in Dominic to Adams Park. Having lost Marcus Bean and Luke ONien to long-term injuries, it was important to strengthen the midfield and Dominic gives us another option in there. Hes a very bright player, a real ball-winner and he can pick a pass too. As we saw with Jason last year, there are some excellent young players in the academies of Premier League clubs and coming out on loan can do them the world of good. Id like to thank Southampton for allowing us to bring Dominic here and we look forward to working with him."

Gape came through the youth system at Southampton, having joined the Club at the age of 8. He captained the U18 side in 2012/13 and subsequently signed a pro contract in May 2013. However, injuries stiffled his progess over the next year before eventually making his Premier League debut as a late substitute in The Saints 3-0 victory over Everton on 20th December 2014.

Bagged his first Wycombe goal in the 5-1 drubbing of Crewe at Adams Park in September 2016 and was a regular member of the side before signing a permanent deal with Wanderers on 7th January 2017 - agreeing a deal until June 2019 - Ainsworth saying: "This is a significant piece of business for us, not just bringing Dom back to the club but getting him on our books as a Wycombe Wanderers player. We were delighted to get him in August because we knew a lot about him and he very quickly became an important member of the team. Hes a ball winner whos confident in possession and he fits right in to the culture of hard work that weve got here. The deal took a lot of hard work from myself and the chairman, but it was all worthwhile because we want this squad to be as strong as it can be and Dom has a big part to play here."

Was another signficant member of the Wycombe squad during the 2017/18 League Two campaign and enjoyed the delight of scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 victory at Chesterfield on 28th April 2018 - his 76th minute strike from the edge of the box - nestling in the top right corner of the net and sending the Wycombe players and fans alike into mass hysteria.

Commenting on the goal, he said: "I couldn't be happier celebrating with these boys. There isn't a better group of boys in the country than the boys we have here. Everyone has to savour this moment because moments like this don't come along in football too often. Fortunately, this is my second season in professional football and I have a promotion so I am not doing too badly but we need to grab onto this and use this as a catalyst for next season as well. It shows we have a hell of a squad here and Chesterfield played some good stuff and we had to work hard for it. This is a very special day for me personally and for all the boys. Today is a day I will never forget."

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