Wycombe Wanderers – club review 2017
2017 has been a tad frustrating from a playing stand point. On the whole, the team have performed well in a competitive league. Most of the time it’s been a case of one injury too many or one player away from making a statement to the rest of the league.
Gareth Ainsworth has stated on record this is probably the strongest squad he has had since taking the helm. A strong box to box midfielder (January transfer window) who can carry the ball is probably an area we need to strengthen, add depth and further link midfield to attack.
All in all, the Chairboys are well placed to mount a strong promotion challenge going into 2018.
I’ve picked two players for the stand out players of 2017.
First is Adebayo Akinfenwa who is current player of the year. Since arriving in the summer of 2016 he has being nothing short of a revelation.
Arguably first name on the team sheet and leads from the front every game. Central to the way the team sets up and at 35 is as sharp as he has ever been.
Akinfenwa is also averaging nearly a goal every other game which is fantastic for a striker at every level of the game.
Second pick is Joe Jacobson, Wycombe’s most consistent player of the last 3 seasons. Everything good about the team tends to involve him.
Defensively sound, very rarely have I seen an opposition forward get the better of him. Excellent set piece taker and had added 5 goals from left back already this season.
N/A – every player within the squad has contributed over the course of the year.
Stand out moment:
The FA cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur – ran them very close. Also the only team to score 3 times at White Hart Lane last season.
Missing out on the plays off last game of the season, despite winning our final match.
New Years resolution:
Add further depth to the playing squad. Couple of senior players in key areas and a couple of strategic loans would be brilliant!