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Ainsworth’s delight at double deal

14 May 2013

Gareth Ainsworth says keeping Matt Bloomfield and Dean Morgan is a big boost for the Blues.

  “Having said that, I’m sure everyone will understand if people get offered higher leagues and bigger contracts. People want to progress in their careers. Then it’ll be down to me to find the next gems and the next players for this football club.”

“Offers have gone out to individuals which I would like to keep private, but I just want everyone associated with Wycombe to know I’ll be doing all I can to keep the best players at this club.

“There’s been decisions made on a few and there’s still decisions to be made on a few which is part and parcel of football.

Asked about the remaining out-of-contract players, the 40-year-old reiterated: “I want to try and keep my best players.

“He knows it’s not all about him though, it’s a team game and it’s about everyone. Hopefully we can progress as a squad next season.”

“I’m really pleased he’s signed another contract with me because I believe there’s even more to come from him, even at 29. He’s a big asset to the club and we’re lucky to have him.

“A lot of managers have struggled to keep Dean and get the best out of him, but I feel that we’ve got a good relationship. The others players around the squad are important to mine and Dean’s relationship too. It’s a balancing act with everything and if we can keep things going, Dean’s a hell of a player to have around.

On Morgan, Ainsworth said: “No-one else has got a Dean Morgan. He’s a maverick character and maverick sort of player. He can win games on his own and he’s a fantastic asset to have.

“I’m really pleased for him and really proud that he’s going to have his testimonial year under me. He deserves it.”

“I know what Blooms brings to the table, not just on the field but off it too. He’s great in the dressing room and he’s an asset.

“That very rarely happens in this generation. He should be proud and Wycombe should be proud of him – he’s been a great servant to the club. After a nightmare season, he’s going to be fit and flying next season and a fit Matt Bloomfield is definitely a player I want in my squad.

“First of all, to play 10 years for one club is a fantastic achievement,” Ainsworth told

Bloomfield and Morgan have both agreed new one-year deals in the past few days, with the former now set for his testimonial season with the Wanderers.

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