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Blues snap up Cann-Svärd

24 October 2013

Wanderers are delighted to announce the signing of experienced Danish midfielder Sebastian Cann-Svärd on a one-month deal, subject to international clearance.

The 30-year-old, who has already enjoyed spells in England with Arsenal and Stoke City, has fully recovered from an illness which threatened to end his career and says he is ready to take his second chance.

“It’s great to be here and I’m happy to have signed a short-term deal. I’ve been out for a long time with a virus, but I’m back and healthy,” Cann-Svärd told Chairboys Player.

“I’m ready to play games, my match fitness is not 100%, but that’s improving. Training is good and tough and once I get my chance I will be alright.

“I want to get back to the level that I used to be and play as many games as possible. I’m happy that the team are doing well, it will be tough to get in and the boys look sharp at training. Competition is tough and that’s what I need.”

Cann-Svärd  moved to Premier League giants Arsenal in August 2000 before loan spells at FC Copenhagen, Stoke and Brondby, ahead of joining Portuguese side Vitória Guimarães for an undisclosed fee.

The midfielder made a big impression in Portugal and played European football during his time there, before attracting the interests of Bundesliga outfit Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Moves to Hansa Rostock and Dutch side Roda JC followed prior to contracting the illness. Since returning to football he has played for Danish side Silkeborg IF and more recently Sweden’s Syrianska.

Blues boss Gareth Ainsworth added: “Sebastian’s ex-Arsenal and he’s played in Europe. He has an absolute wealth of experience and is a real calm-headed, quality footballer.

“He’s everything that you would want in a midfield general. He can play holding midfield and has a few other positions in his locker as well. He reads the game so well and in training he’s shown that he can put a tackle in and can pass the ball.

“Sebastian is a welcome addition to the squad, and he knows Jo Kuffour from his Arsenal days, so he’s got a good pedigree.

“It’s a short-term contract, but Sebastian wanted to come and get himself back into the game after a bit of a lay-off with a condition.”

Cann-Svärd, who has represented his country at various youth levels and been called-up to the full national squad during his career, will wear the No.15 shirt.

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