Adam El-Abd is the type of player any footballer would want to play alongside.

A leader of men, someone who you would want alongside you in the trenches on a tough day.

At the age of 32, he is about to begin his first real spell in League Two having plyed his trade in the leagues above and it looks as though the signing of the Egyptian international is a real coup for the club.

El-Abd was in good spirits at the training ground and expressed his delight at finally getting the deal over the line.

He said: “It is good to be here and it is good to get the contract and off-the-field situation sorted out. It has been great to get on the training pitch with the boys and they seem like a really good group and I looking forward to being part of it.”

Last season, El-Abd was captain of Shrewsbury in League One but he is delighted to make the move further south to join up with Gareth Ainsworth and his staff.

He added: “I am aware that Wycombe have been very close to promotion in the past three seasons and I have heard good things about the management team through players that have played with them before and been under them so it is good to be here and be a part of it and I look forward to working with everyone down here.

“Any player would say they want to play as high as possible but I just want to play football. I love playing this game and as soon as Shrewsbury told me games were going to be limited this year, it was an easy decision to make.

“The gaffer sold the club to me as a really tight-knit group in the dressing room with a great group of lads. 

“He stressed that they had been punching above their weight and it would be a good break to come here and build on that and look to push on.

“I am now just working on fitness now it is pre-season and I have been kept behind to do conditioning work to make sure I am up to speed.

“I can’t wait to get cracking and to get some minutes on the pitch for Wycombe.

“I love the physical battle and I compete, although I do compete fairly. Sometimes that may seem a little over-aggressive but I want to win and always want to do the best for my team-mates."