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MATTHEW
PHILLIPS
(Forward)
Born: 13 March 1991
Where: Aylesbury
Joined Wycombe: From Youth Team - signed pro forms July 2008.
Wycombe Debut: Notts County 1 Wycombe 0 - League Two - 26 April 2008
First Wycombe goal: AFC Wimbledon 1 Wycombe 4 - FA Cup - 10 Nov 2008
Final Wycombe game: Wycombe 0 Oxford U 0 - League Two - 21 Aug 2010
Left Wycombe: August 2010 - initial fee of 325,000 to Blackpool

Matty Phillips Career summary at Wycombe.
78 appearances - 9 goals
Career Details (*) indicates loan spell
Date Club League
Apps
League
goals
Cup
Apps
Cup
Goals
2007/2008 Wycombe Wanderers 1(1) 0 0(1) 0
2008/2009 Wycombe Wanderers 18(19) 3 3(0) 1
2009/2010 Wycombe Wanderers 18(18) 5 3(1) 0
2010/2011 Wycombe Wanderers 1(2) 0 1(0) 0
Background: 'Matty' joined the Wanderers aged 8 and came through the Youth ranks before being thrown into First Team action in by Paul Lambert shortly after his 17th birthday when he came on as substitute in the 'League Two' game at Notts County in April 2008. A week later he was given his first start when he appeared in the final game of the regular season against Bradford City - a game where he was awarded the Player of the Match. Impressed new Manager Peter Taylor enough during the pre-season games of 2008/9 to be awarded a two year professional contract - this despite still being at the start of the second year of his Club apprenticeship.
Scored his first senior goal for The Wanderers in the FA Cup tie at AFC Wimbledon on 10th November 2008 and in doing so became the youngster goalscorer for the Club since Football League status was gained in 1993. Went on to score his first Football League goal in the game at Aldershot on 6th December 2008 and set a record as Wycombe's youngest ever goalscorer in the Football League at 17 years 268 days.
Signed a one year extension to his contract in June 2009, tieing him to the Club until June 2011. This followed an award for being 'League Two Apprentice of the Year' and Wanderers' Young Player of the Year award in May 2009.
Called into the England U19 squad during the summer of 2010 and subsequently played in the European Championships Finals in France. With his name in the spotlight, the youngster attracted the attention of several higher placed club scouts during the opening weeks of the 2010/11 season and after reports that Preston North End and Bristol City had expressed an interest, eventually moved to Premiership promoted Blackpool on transfer deadline day August 2010 in a deal worth an initial 325,000. A further payment, understood to be 375,000, would be paid to Wycombe should Blackpool retain their Premiership status at the end of the 2010/11 campaign, or if relegated, if they regained their Premiership status within four years.
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