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New pair keen to get started

6 July 2014

Paul Hayes and Joe Jacobson say the new season can’t come quickly enough after securing their moves to Adams Park this summer.

Striker Hayes – a familiar face following his loan spell in 2012 – and left-back Jacobson are two of seven arrivals over the summer, and their first impressions of Gareth Ainsworth’s set-up have whetted the appetite for the beginning of the league campaign:

“I had a good relationship with the fans last time and I feel I’ve got unfinished business, so I’m looking forward to it,” said former Scunthorpe man Hayes.

“The manager was a massive factor in my decision to come here, and the way he wants to take the club fits my criteria. It’s nice that he’s got his own squad now, with the right personnel. He’s kept the players who’ve done well for him previously and even though it’s a small squad, there’s a lot of quality in there.

“He (Ainsworth) says the problems of last year have been put to bed and I know we’ll be a lot better than we were. I’m certainly not here to make up the numbers; I’m here to be committed, score goals and do my best for the team.

“I received a lovely response from the fans when I joined and I really appreciate that. Now I’ll look after myself in training, get to know the players and between us I’m sure we can have a good season if we play to our potential.”

Meanwhile, ex-Shrewsbury defender Jacobson has been reunited with Ainsworth after being a team-mate of his at Cardiff around a decade ago, and the manager's characteristics have stuck with him since:

“I was in the youth team at Cardiff and remember loving Gareth’s enthusiasm around the place. If he can bring that to the team again this year then it can only be a good thing.

“I’ll give it everything while I’m here – I get stuck in and I like to get forward, but I’m a defender first and foremost. I just want to get going now.

“I’ve had loads of great messages from Wycombe fans and now I want to show them what I can do. The Shrewsbury fans were great to me as well but I’m a Wycombe player now and I’m looking forward to it.”

Make sure you’re at Adams Park to see Paul and Joe in action in Matt Bloomfield’s testimonial against Chelsea on Wednesday 16th July. Click here to buy tickets.

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