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GOZIE
UGWU
(Forward)
Born: 22 April 1993
Where: Oxford
Joined Wycombe: September 2015 - Free agent - previously at Yeovil.
Wycombe Debut: Wycombe 1 Plymouth 2 - 12 Sep 2015 - League 2
First Wycombe goal:Leyton Orient 1 Wycombe 1 - 26 Sep 2015 - League 2
Final Wycombe game: Oxford Utd 3 Wycombe 0 - 7 May 2016 - League 2
Released: 9th May 2016 - out of contract
Career summary at Wycombe.
32 appearances - 2 goals
Career Details - (*) indicates loan spell
Date Club League
Apps
League
goals
Cup
Apps
Cup
Goals
Jun11-May14 Reading 0(0) 0 0(0) 0
Jan12-May12 Ebbsfleet (*) 8(1) 4 0(0) 0
Aug12-Jan13 Yeovil Town (*) 4(11) 3 1(2) 0
Jan13-Mar13 Plymouth Argyle (*) 2(4) 0 0(0) 0
Nov13-Jan14 Shrewsbury Town (*) 7(0) 1 0 0
Jul14-Jan15 Dunfermline Athletic 9(5) 7 1(3) 0
Jan15-May15 Yeovil Town 21(1) 5 0(0) 0
2015/2016 Wycombe Wanderers 13(16) 2 0(3) 0
Background:
A product of the Reading Youth system, signing his first pro contract in June 2011 but failing to make a First Team appearance for The Royals during a three year spell as a professional. However, he did gain experience through loan spells with Ebbsfleet, Yeovil Town, Plymouth Argyle and Shrewsbury Town. He was also part of the Royals side that won the Under-21 Premier League Cup in 2014 but was released by Reading in May 2014.

Went north of the border for the 2014/15 season, signing for cottish League One side Dunfermline Athletic and scoring 7 times in 18 appearances before returning south to sign a permanent deal with Yeovil in January 2015, running to the end of the 2014/15 campaign. Netted five times for The Glovers in 22 appearances as the Somerset side were relegated from League One and was released in May 2015.

With the player as a 'Free Agent', the 22 year old was signed by Gareth Ainsworth for Wycombe on 9th September 2015 on a deal running until the end of 2015/16. The Wycombe Manager commented at the time: "Gozie is an exciting striker who I've had my eye on for some time and he's done very well during his time with us. He offers us something different in attack and I'm sure by playing alongside two experienced players like Paul Hayes and Garry Thompson, his game will continue to develop and improve. I'm delighted to have him on board."

The Wycombe Manager went on to comment to the press: "When I first became a manager, I used to go and watch Reading U21s a lot, so I've known about Gozie for two years now and tracked his career. He adds another dimension and gives us another option up front, where he and the other strikers will work off each other and learn off each other, although obviously the learning curve will be greater for the likes of Gozie and Aaron Holloway. Gozie had a real purple patch at Dunfermline, where his goals to starts ratio was really impressive, and that's what we're hoping he will replicate here. But there's more to him than just goals. His work rate is phenomenal, he chases lost causes, he is a team player and he has brought into the way we do things. He is also a well-rounded individual who wanted to come here. We can't compete with wages, so the players I want are the ones who want to come here."

However, failed to impress during the 2015/16 campaign and was released following the end of the season having scored twice in 31 appearances - 18 of those apps coming from the bench.

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