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MATT
LAWRENCE
(Defender)
Born: 19 June 1974
Where:
Northampton
Joined Wycombe: Jan 1996 from Grays Athletic for 20,000
Wycombe Debut: Crewe Alex 2 Wycombe 0 - 20 Jan 1996 - Div 2
First Wycombe Goal: Wycombe v Rotherham - 1 Oct 1996 - Div 2
Left Wycombe: Feb 1997 to Fulham - 'small fee'
Rejoined Wycombe October 1998 from Fulham for 86,000
Final Wycombe game: Brentford v Wycombe 19 Feb 2000 - Div 2
Left Wycombe: March 2000 for Millwall for 250,000
Matt Lawrence - picture Paul Dennis
Career Details - including detailed breakdown of time at Wycombe
Date Club League
Apps
League
goals
Cup
Apps
Cup
Goals
1995 Grays Athletic - - - -
1995/1996 Wycombe Wanderers 1(2) 0 0 0
1996/1997 Wycombe Wanderers 12(1) 1 5(1) 0
1996-1998 Fulham 59(1) 0 9(1) 0
1998/1999 Wycombe Wanderers 33 1 5 0
1999/2000 Wycombe Wanderers 29 2 8 0
1999-now Millwall - - - -
What we think: When the news of Matt Lawrence's move to Millwall in March 2000 broke, it came as a major shock to Wycombe fans. Since returning to Wycombe from Fulham in October 1998, Matty had become an automatic choice in the Wycombe defence and was liked and respected by the vast majority of Wycombe fans. His only down side was the occasional 'red mist' syndrome that resulted in several yellow cards and few red while at Wycombe.
Originally signed by Alan Smith he was then dispensed by John Gregory. His time at Fulham taught him a thing or two - winning their Young Player of the Season award for 1997/98 and Neil Smillie brought him back to Adams Park. To complete his collection of Wycombe Managers he won the praises of Lawrie Sanchez who reluctantly let him go to The New Den in order to 'balance the books' at Wycombe.
Read the Matt Lawrence interview first published on COTN in December 1999 >>>
Chairboys on the Net 2000 - all rights reserved - picture with permission of Paul Dennis
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