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Born: 18 Sep 1992
Joined Wycombe: From Youth Team - signed pro forms May 2011
Wycombe Debut: Preston 3 Wycombe 2 - League One - 14 January 2012
First goal: Wycombe 1 Fleetwood 0 - League Two - 2 March 2013
Final game: Torquay 0 Wycombe 3 - League Two - 8 May 2014
Loaned to Crewe Alexandra November 2014.
Deal made permanent January 2015 for undisclosed fee.
Returned to Wycombe: June 2015 - Free transfer from Crewe Alexandra
Final game: Sunderland 2 Wycombe 0 - League One P/O Final - 21 May 2022
Left Wycombe: 21 June 2022 - Free transfer to Aberdeen
Career summary at Wycombe.
Up to end of 2021/22 season.
292 appearances - 18 goals
He continued as a regular during the relegation battle season of 2013/14 but with his contract due to run out in June 2014 rumours of his departure gathered momentum. Stewart was offered a new deal by Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth at the end of the 2013/14 campaing but the player stalled on signing and showed his intentions to leave the Club by playing on trial with Crawley Town prior to the start of the new season. However, a move away from Adams Park never emerged and he was still seeking a new Club as of the end of September 2014.
At the time Wanderers still held his playing registration and because he was under 23 years old would be entitled to a compensation fee from any new Club who signed him. He went on to play a couple of games pre-season 2014/15 at Crawley Town but without a deal offered, was left without a Club as the season started. He would eventually train with Crewe Alexandra in November 2014 and this led to a loan deal being agreed, running from 27th November 2014 until 5th January 2015. It was also confirmed that Wycombe would retain his playing registration, thus retaining the right to compensation if the defender signed a permanent deal with Crewe or any other club.
On 6th January 2015 it was confirmed that Stewart had signed a permanent deal for Crewe having made one appearance as substitute and one start for The Railwaymen during his loan spell. A short statement from the Wanderers read: " Wanderers reached an agreement with Crewe for him to join the Railwaymen on loan in November, and have now concluded a satisfactory deal to enable the move to become permanent. The club would like to thank Anthony for his contributions during his time at Adams Park, and wish him every success with his new club."
Stewart went on to make just two starts for Crewe during the remainder of the 2014/15 campaign before a surprise return to Wanderers on 26th June 2015. Commenting on his return, Manager Gareth Ainsworth said: "Anthony is a tremendous talent and Iím delighted that heís agreed to come back to Adams Park. We understood his reasons for leaving the club and we did our best to keep him here. However, this is a fresh start for both Anthony and for us, and Iím confident that he can pick up where he left off as an excellent young player with real potential to develop. Heís got pace, heís a threat in the opposition box and he can play in a number of positions. Iíve no doubt heíll be a great addition to the side."
In May 2017 it was announced that a contract extension had been triggered, extending Stewart's deal until June 2018. Commenting on the news, Ainsworth said: ďAnthony has had a superb season and picked up an injury just at the wrong time, but heíll play an integral role for us next year."
A further contract extension to June 2020 was announced on 31 July 2017. However, the 2017/18 was a mixed one for Stewart, who missed much of the season due to injury but was still a significant member of the Wanderers squad that gained automatic promotion to League One.
The 2019/20 turned out to be a highly successful season for Stewart, finally commanding a regular place in the centre of defence for Wycombe and seeing the season culminate by scoring the opening goal in the League One Play-Off Final victory over Oxford United at Wembley in July 2020. It was performances like that, that earned Stewart of a further 'multi-season' deal with Wanderers ahead of the the first ever campaign in the Championship.
The 2020/21 ultimately ended in relegation for Wanderers but Stewart was again an integeral part of the squad, playing the majority of the time alongside new team-mate Ryan Tafazolli. It was that pairing who also helped Wycombe reach the League One Play-Off Final at the end of the 2021/22 season but following defeat to Sunderland at Wembley, Stewart opted to turn down the offer of a new contract at Wycombe in favour of a two-year deal with Scottish Premier League side, Aberdeen. In a short statement, the Club commented: "[Anthony Stewart] leaves the club with the best wishes and gratitude of everyone at Wycombe Wanderers, and we wish him well with the two-time European trophy winners."
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