Marcus Bean said the spirit in the camp at Adams Park was a big factor in persuading him to stay with the Chairboys for the upcoming 2018/19 Sky Bet League One campaign.
The midfielder has been a rock in the middle of the park for Wanderers since signing in January 2015 and has become a firm fans’ favourite in that time.
As the players prepare to report for pre-season training on Thursday morning, Beany stated he can’t wait to back amongst it and get going again.
“I’m ecstatic; it is really good to be back.” he said.
“I can’t wait to get started on Thursday, get back with the boys and be part of this team.
“The first day of pre-season is always a good one because everyone has got their stories of the summer, what they have been up to and the banter is going to be flying.
“That is one thing I would have missed if I had stepped away because a highlight of the last three and a half years has been the boys and the team spirit that we have got.”
After assessing where his future lies following the conclusion of a memorable campaign in 2017/18, one of the particular memories being THAT goal scored by Bean in the 4-3 win over Carlisle in February, the 33-year-old said his decision to stay was made easy for a number of reasons.
“There have been a few reasons why I decided to stay; the first being the success of last year and looking to carry that on,” he added.
“Two, the gaffer is someone who I have known for a long time and worked with for a long time and is somebody I respect highly and I want to see him do well.
“As I mentioned the boys have played a massive part and then obviously the fans, I can’t forget them as they have been really good to me throughout my stay here and I have got a real good connection with them.”
Beany will be plying his trade in the third tier once more, after spending much of his career in the division, most recently in 2014 with Colchester United.
With much experience of League One to offer the Chairboys, the midfielder says he is looking forward to the task ahead.
“I’m really looking forward to next season in League One.
“There are some really big teams on paper in this division and what I do know about League One is that is unforgiving and you have got to turn up each week and be at your best in every game.
“So the names on paper mean nothing, it is about what you do on the pitch and I am looking forward to testing myself at a higher level again.”