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RICHARD HARRIS
(Forward)
Born: 23 October 1980
Where: Croydon
Joined Wycombe: March 2002 from Crystal Palace on a FREE.
First Wycombe game: Peterboro 2 Wycombe 1 - Div 2 - 30 Mar 2002
First Wycombe goal: Oldham 0 Wycombe 2 - Div 2 - 31 Aug 2002
Last Wycombe game: Luton 3 Wycombe 1 - Div 2 - 11 Oct 2003
Left Wycombe: April 2004 by mutual consent.
Richard Harris Career summary at Wycombe 42 apps, 8 goals
Career Details (*indicates loan spell)
Date Club League
Apps
League
goals
Cup
Apps
Cup
Goals
Aug1998-Mar2002 Crystal Palace 2(6) 0 2(3) 0
Oct2001 Mansfield Town (*) 0(6) 0 0 0
Mar2002-April2002 Wycombe Wanderers 2(1) 0 0 0
2002-2003 Wycombe Wanderers 5(17) 5 3(2) 1
2003-2004 Wycombe Wanderers 6(4) 0 1(1) 2
Backgound: Joined Wycombe in March 2002 on a contract until the end of the 2001/2 season. The move came less than a week after he scored a hat-trick against Wycombe in a Reserve game for Crystal Palace. A former Palace trainee who had limited First Team opportunties at Selhurst Park and who also had an uneventful loan spell at Mansfield Town in October 2001.
What we think: Wycombe took a small gamble by signing the unproven Harris until the end of the 2001/2002 season but anything was worth a go if only to see his long throw.
Said on joining Wycombe "I've got a foot in the door now by signing here till the end of the season and as far as I'm concerned I want a future here now. It's not long but I think it is long enough. I played 19 games for Palace so I know I can do a job here but it is up to me to work hard and earn it."
The player was subsequently offered a one year deal by Lawrie Sanchez having obviously done enough to impress in his brief appearances at League level.
Was a regular on the bench during the 2002/3 season but after scoring a brace against Notts County in February 2003 went on to miss much of the season through injury. Was then given yet another year on his contract but failed to impress during the early stages of the 2003/4 season apart from another two goal burst against Wimbledon in the Carling Cup. Didn't figure in Tony Adams' plans when he came to the Club and was subsequently loaned out to Conference side Woking in December 2003 and then to Maidenhead United in the Ryman Premier League. With his contract up in the summer of 2004, he finally left Wycombe in April 2004 by mutual consent having tentatively agreed to join Finn Harps in the Irish Eircom League First Division on a month's loan. He commented on the move to the Bucks Free Press "I'm going out there to prove a few people wrong. I know I can do it and I'm looking forward to a new challenge. Their season has only just started. They are fourth in the league and I can't wait to get started. It's all new to me but very exciting."
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