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Nick Freeman rewarded with new deal

Midfielder on comeback trail after serious injury.

12 October 2021

Nick Freeman has earned a one-year extension to his contract at Adams Park, keeping him with the Wanderers until June 2023.

Freeman sustained a long-term cruciate ligament injury in the 1-0 win over Lincoln at Adams Park in August, and recently underwent a successful operation on his knee to set him on the comeback trail.

Boss Gareth Ainsworth said: “Nick has come a long way with this club, from League 2 to playing in the Championship, and he’s been a big part of our journey over the past five years.

“He’s suffered a nasty injury and we wanted Nick to know that he remains an important part of Wycombe Wanderers, and there’s light at the end of the tunnel of his rehab programme, knowing that he has the security of another year on his contract to come back and get back to the top of his game.

“Nick will keep working hard with our medical team to come back fitter and stronger than ever before and we look forward to seeing him back on the pitch when the time is right. That might not be this season, but we’re a tight-knit club that looks after each other, and we’re proud to support him in this way.”

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Chairman Rob Couhig added: “Nick is our kind of Wanderer. He trained hard, played hard, and has a bright future ahead of him. It was incredibly frustrating for the team when he was injured. It was doubly so for him.

“However, the way he has handled himself and his approach to recovery has been inspiring, not just to his teammates but to all of us. We want Nick to be back playing soon. More importantly, we want him to know we expect him to be a valuable player for us next year.”

The midfielder, 25, arrived at Wycombe from non-league Histon in 2016 and has made 130 appearances for the club, as well as spending time on loan at Wealdstone in 2016, and Leyton Orient last season.

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