2:50pm Thursday 17th May 2012
By Alan Feldberg
WANDERERS boss Gary Waddock is still waiting for decisions a week after offering contracts.
Gareth Ainsworth has yet to say yes to a one-year player/coach deal, while midfielder Matt Bloomfield is still pondering his offer of a new one-year contract.
Waddock is also waiting on answers from left back Charles Dunne, who is under contract next season but has an offer of an extension in front of him, and midfielder Josh Scowen.
Blues have handed him a one-year deal.
Two players that have already signed on the dotted line though are Jesse Kewley-Graham and Anthony Stewart.
Stewart, 19, agreed a new two-year deal after making four first team appearances last season and winning both the Independent Supporters’ Most Improved Player and Young Player of the Year awards.
He told the club’s official website: “As a young boy coming through I’ve always wanted to have a professional contract and I’m happy that the gaffer has given me two years.
“I was nervous coming in to get my contract and I thought I would only get the one year, but I got two. It was an easy decision to sign.”
Kewley-Graham also said committing to Blues was a simple decision.
The 18-year-old midfielder said: “Wycombe is a very good club for young players. Kadeem [Harris], Jordon [Ibe] and Matt Phillips have already come through the ranks and it was a no-brainer. I’m now hoping to get some more first-team games under my belt and push on.”
However, while their quick answers are good news for Waddock, his planning for next season remains partially on hold while Ainsworth, Bloomfield, Dunne and Scowen deliberate.
Speaking to the club’s official website this week, he said: “I would like to know as soon as possible really. Obviously we need to plan and if it drags on for too long then you are not sure if the player wants to commit to the football club. We want to know early on so we can get a squad in place for next season.
“I’m hopeful, but from our side we have made the decisions, now they have to make theirs about whether they want to extend their stay here and commit to the football club.”
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