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Alex Samuel signs short-term deal

Forward joins on initial contract until January.

23 August 2018

Gareth Ainsworth has made another addition to his squad with the capture of creative forward Alex Samuel on a free transfer.

The 22-year-old has penned a short-term deal until January 20th after impressing the management staff during a trial period, having also caught the eye playing against the Chairboys for Stevenage last season.

Ainsworth said: “Alex is a player who we believe can offer a different option going forward and will fit nicely into the way we do things, so I’m looking forward to seeing how we can help develop his game over the coming months.

“He gets stuck in, he can make things happen and he’s already got a good number of EFL games under his belt at his former clubs which will stand him in good stead, and I’m confident he’ll work hard to make sure he’s got a bright career ahead of him.”

Alex Samuel at BMI The Chiltern Hospital

Samuel made his breakthrough in the Swansea City academy in 2012 following a stint at Aberystwyth Town, spending time on loan in Scotland with Greenock Morton and then featuring in the Swans’ under-23 side in Checkatrade Trophy ties in the 2016/17 campaign.

He finished that season at Newport County, helping the Exiles escape relegation on the final day of the season and winning their Player of the Year despite having only joined in January.

Those exploits earned him a move to Stevenage last summer, and he scored four times in 28 appearances before leaving the Hertfordshire club at the end of his contract in June.

Alex passed his medical at BMI The Chiltern Hospital and is available for selection for Saturday's trip to Bradford City; he has been assigned squad number 25.

Alex Samuel in training


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