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As it happened: Fans Forum at Adams Park

Follow our updates from tonight's Fans Forum.

31 July 2017

General manager Michael Davies, new club chairman Trevor Stroud, new sporting director Andrew Howard and manager Gareth Ainsworth are addressing supporters at a Fans Forum at Adams Park tonight.

That concludes tonight's Fans Forum. Thanks to all who attended and to our four panelists. See you all on Saturday for the big kick-off.

20:55: Both AH & GA have praised the togetherness of the squad, and mentioned that Adam El-Abd had said it was one of the most united dressing rooms that he has been a part of.

20:50: GA: The new changing room looks fantastic and we are thankful for everyone that helped make it possible. We want to strive for excellence on and off the pitch and they are part of that.

20:49: GA: We're all going to have a crack at it this season, and we'll start by giving it a right go on Saturday.

20:47: GA has praised the versatility of Sido Jombati and the development of Max Muller as both players compete for a place in the Chairboys defence this season.

20:40: Gareth Ainsworth has exclusively revealed that Anthony Stewart has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

20:35 GA: Nathan Tyson is fantastic character to have around. He has bought into the ethos straight away and will be a big player for us this season.

20:30: More signings

GA: I will looking to bring one more player in, but it will be only be if a player is available that can add something to our squad, not just merely to make the numbers up.

20:25: Topic - 500 Club

AH: The 500 Club is one of the best pieces of fan engagement I have seen. It would be fantastic to see it happen again this season.

It is great initiative that sees your money go straight into the playing budget.

20:20: Question: The size of the squad.

GA: With everyone fit we could get 11 v 11. The budget is a factor and there is a lot of competition for players. I made the decision to get a smaller squad of quality rather than a group of young players to make the numbers up.

28, 21, 24, 24 are the number of players used over the last four seasons and we have seen success with those numbers.

20:15: Andrew Howard has thanked all fans and staff during his time as chairman and is excited to begin his new role on the footballing side of the club, supporting Gareth and the players and helping the team push on.

20:00: Manager Gareth Ainsworth and new sporting director Andrew Howard will now face questions from the fans.

19:46: Topic - Use of Away Kit in 2017/18

TS&MD: The Club Charter will be respected and both sponsors will be consulted to ensure maximum exposure for both companies

19:45: Keith Higgins of Wycombe Sound has thanked the club for all their support for the radio station, with both the club and the station looking forward to cotinuing to support one another in the season ahead. 

19:30: Topic - Big screen maintenance:

TS & MD: Watch this space. Meetings have taken place to look at the repair of the big screen to try and take it back to its former uses.

19:27: Topic - More advertising around the town:

TS & MD: Our fixture posters and cards are now in and we hope that they can be seen in shops and pubs around the town. If you would like to have our posters in your shop window please get in touch.

19:20 Question: Is it viable to have a shop back in Wycombe town centre?

TS & MD: We are looking to have a larger prescence in the town as seen in the away kit launch, but a shop would not be economically viable.

19:10: Trevor Stroud starts the evening by thanking Andrew Howard for all his hard work as chairman.

19:00- The first part of the evening sees Trust chairman and, as of tomorrow, new club chairman Trevor Stroud and General Manager Michael Davies take questions from the fans.

18:00 - The doors are open at Adams Park, with the bar open and food available. Come on down to hear what the club's management have to say


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