Jason McCarthy has returned to Wycombe Wanderers for a fourth time, signing a three-year contract to complete a transfer from Millwall for an undisclosed fee.
The defender, 24, played nine times on loan for the Chairboys during their 2019/20 promotion-winning campaign, having signed for Millwall from Wycombe before a ball was kicked last summer.
Prior to that, he’d won the Supporters’ Player of the Year award at Adams Park as a loanee from Southampton in 2015/16, and again after leaving Barnsley in 2018/19.
Boss Gareth Ainsworth said: “Jason is an outstanding professional, on and off the pitch, and is a perfect fit for Wycombe Wanderers which is why we’ve brought him back here a number of times now.
“Ever since he was a young lad at Southampton, we spotted great potential in him and he’s lived up to that every time he’s pulled on the shirt. He can play in a number of positions which will be invaluable for us with so many games coming thick and fast in the Championship, and he’s an extremely popular member of the changing room.
“It was a shame we weren’t able to extend his loan for the play-offs but we know he was right behind the boys and his video message was one of the last things they watched before they left the hotel that night before the game. Now he’s back where he belongs and I’m really pleased to have added him to the squad with Uche Ikpeazu, Giles Phillips and more to follow.”
Jason will wear the number 26 shirt.