Wanderers extended a warm welcome to Danny Foster on Saturday afternoon as he announced his retirement from football.
Foster’s been forced to hang up his boots after being unable to recover from the fracture of the weight-bearing surface of his left femur during the fixture against Rotherham United last November.
The versatile right-back joined the Wanderers ahead of the 2010/11 season and played a key role as the Chairboys achieved promotion, making 41 appearances in all competitions.
He went on to appear 83 times for the Blues during his three seasons with the club, scoring once in a 2-2 draw with Aldershot on 5th March 2011.
It wasn’t just Foster’s performances that led to him being one of the first names on the teamsheet though, as boss Gareth Ainsworth explains.
He said: "Many people will know Danny Foster the person, a great character who always has time for others, voiced his own opinion but a good listener too and could have a laugh with the best of them.
"But to have played alongside him and to know Foz had your back in absolutely any situation was something special, something really special, and those who have been lucky enough to be on the pitch with Foz will know what I’m talking about!
"Right-wingers and right-backs have a special connection, its paramount on the pitch and this connection carried on off the pitch too.
"Team spirit at a club is extremely important and Foz was always right at the heart of it. When I first took the reins he helped start the culture here that we hold so important now.
"Having been lucky enough to have played with some great right backs in my career, Foz is right up there with them.
The tackle he made in the game up at Rotherham, last season, epitomised Danny Foster. He put his body on the line, again, for his team and although we won the game, which started a fantastic run and changed our season, Foz paid the ultimate price. He limped off and this was to be his last appearance as a professional footballer, the knee injury sustained cutting short his great career. A true warrior, if there was ever a battle to be won, you would pick Fozzy to be alongside you every single time. It was great to have played with such a top guy.
Good luck with everything Foz!" Physiotherapist Theo Farley added: "
No-one’s worked harder in their rehab than Danny Foster did and he always had a smile on his face, no matter what was thrown at him.
"He’s got the same injury that ended the careers of Ledley King and Freddie Flintoff, but was unfortunate not to get through it because he deserved to with the amount of effort he put in to recover.
"Foz is a top guy and I’d like to wish him all the best for the future."