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Azeez arrives on loan

22 November 2012

Wycombe Wanderers are delighted to announce the loan signing of England U19 striker Ade Azeez from Charlton Athletic until January.

Azeez, 18, was joint-top scorer for Charlton U18s last season and hit a hat-trick for their U21 side in a 5-1 victory over Brentford on Monday with Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth watching on.

“It will be a great experience for me,” he told Chairboys Player. “I see it as a critical stage for me and hopefully it will make me as a player. I’m hoping I will be able to do well for the club and get a couple of goals.

“I first heard of the interest late last week and when I heard I wanted to go straight away. I wanted to pack my bags then and go that afternoon!

Blues boss Gareth Ainsworth said: “Ade is a player I’ve known about for a while. He had his England U19 call-up not that long ago and he’s still developing.

Asked what type of player he is, Azeez replied: “I’m hard working and play for the team. I like to get down the channels and get at defenders and then either cross or have a shot at goal.”

“He’s very dynamic, he wants to score goals and he wants to work hard. He’s everything that typifies my type of play. We’re lucky to have him and I’m really pleased that we have secured him for a month.

Picture: PA

Azeez will wear number 38.

The deal runs up to and including the Exeter City home game on New Year’s Day.

“I went to see him on Monday in a game where I was thinking whether I will take him or not, but I couldn’t leave him alone after that! He’s a good guy and real down-to-earth lad as well. He will fit right in with the way we want to do things.”

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