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LUKE
LEAHY
(Defender/Midfield)
Born: 19 Nov 1992
Where: Coventry, England
Joined Wycombe: 11 July 2023 - Undisclosed fee from Shrewsbury Town
Wycombe debut: Wycombe 0 Exeter 3 - 5 Aug 2023 - League One
Contracted until: June 2027 (minimum)

Career summary at Wycombe:
No appearances
prior to start of 2023/24 season
Career Details (*) indicates loan spell
Date Club League
Apps
League
goals
Cup
Apps
Cup
Goals
See Wikipedia for complete club history
May 2021-Jul 2023 Shrewsbury Town 88 17 13 4
2023/2024 Wycombe Wanderers - - - -
Background:
On the evening of Tuesday 11th July 2023, the Club announced their second signing of the day with the news that defender / midfielder Luke Leahy had joined Wycombe Wanderers on a three-year deal from fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town. The 30-year-old was reported to have turned down an improved offer to stay with The Shrews in favour of a chance to join Wycombe. Some press reports indicated there an undisclosed fee [believed to be in the region of £100,000). However, he was also reported to be out of contract, which would suggest that any fee would have been a direct signing on fee via the player's agent.

Leahy (pronounced Lee-Hee) had finished the 2022/23 campaign as top scorer for The Shrews, with 12 goals in all competitions. This followed previous spells at Walsall and Bristol Rovers and prior to that a five year stint with Falkirk in the second-tier of Scottish football. Wycombe boss Matt Bloomfield, commenthing on the deal, said: "Heís got a fantastic left foot, he can play in midfield or anywhere down the left, and heís got a really impressive goal return over the years." He was allocated No.10 in the Wycombe squad for the 2023/24 seasonHe had finished the 2022/23 campaign as top scorer for The Shrews, with 12 goals in all competitions. This followed previous spells at Walsall and Bristol Rovers and prior to that a five year stint with Falkirk in the second-tier of Scottish football.

Wycombe boss Matt Bloomfield, commenthing on the deal, said: "Heís got a fantastic left foot, he can play in midfield or anywhere down the left, and heís got a really impressive goal return over the years." Meanwhile, in a local press interview, Leahy added: "When Iíve played against Wycombe, Iíve always seen the camaraderie between the players and theyíve been up there for the past few seasons. That played a big part and after speaking to the gaffer and Scott Mitchell, I felt like this was the right fit for me at this stage of my career. It was a decision that I thought about thoroughly and had to go over all the pros and cons with my wife but Iím here now and Iím loving it.".

He was allocated No.10 in the Wycombe squad for the 2023/24 season and made his competitive debut on the opening day of the campaign.

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