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Ainsworth holds contract talks

9 May 2016

Gareth Ainsworth has begun planning for the 2016/17 season by awarding new contracts to four players whose deals were due to expire this summer.

Club captain Matt Bloomfield has signed a new one-year deal and team captain Paul Hayes will remain at Adams Park for another two years, while midfielder Marcus Bean is currently considering an offer of an extended contract until 2017.

Sam Wood will stay with the club for a further year after triggering an extension in his contract, which was dependent on the winger making a certain number of appearances this season.

Meanwhile defender Aaron Pierre has been offered the opportunity to extend his contract, which is currently scheduled to expire in the summer of 2017.

Four players will be leaving the club after reaching the end of their contracts, and therefore the club expresses its sincere thanks and best wishes to Max Kretzschmar, Alex Lynch, Ryan Sellers and Gozie Ugwu.

News regarding the future of striker Aaron Amadi-Holloway - who has recently been on loan at League 1 Oldham Athletic - will be announced in due course.

Loanees Ryan Allsop, Paris Cowan-Hall, Rowan Liburd, Jason McCarthy, Jerell Sellars and Benjamin Siegrist have all returned to their respective parent clubs.

Ainsworth said: "It's the hardest part of the job for me, making the decision about how best to move forward as a club in terms of the squad that we want to build for the future.

"Matt, Paul, Marcus and Sam are all integral parts of Wycombe Wanderers and they have earned the chance to stay with us due to their hard work on and off the pitch. They fit the culture that we have developed here and their experience and ability are so important for us.

"With Luke O'Nien signing on for three more years a fortnight ago, and with the new contract we've offered to Aaron Pierre, I hope the supporters will see that we are doing all we can to hit the right blend in terms of young talent and older heads who together have become the spine of our team.

"Max, Alex, Ryan and Gozie are all fantastic lads who have never shied away from the challenge whenever they've crossed the white line and they can hold their heads up high knowing they've given everything they can during their time with us.

"I honestly hope they come back and prove me wrong because I'd love to see each of them enjoying a long and successful career in the game, and I'll be proud if their experiences at Wycombe Wanderers can shape their futures in the right way.

"From the bottom of my heart I'd like to thank them for everything they've given to the club.

"We've been fortunate enough to once again be given the opportunity to bring in some fantastic loan players from higher levels and I'll keep a keen eye on each of the lads who are now going back to their clubs. They would all be welcome back here if the circumstances were right for all parties and I hope they feel their careers have benefitted from their time here.

"We've thought long and hard about what we need to do this summer to improve on what we have already built here, and these decisions regarding contracts are just the first step. It's an exciting time and the hard work never ends. Together, with the chairman and coaching staff, we'll be doing everything we can for the good of Wycombe Wanderers."

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