Thousands of Wycombe Wanderers fans have paid tribute to a 17-year-old supporter who passed away earlier this month.

Adam Ankers died of a cardiac arrest whilst playing in a match for the club’s foundation on February 5, despite the best efforts of on-the-field medics and as well members of staff from the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Harefield Hospital.

The former Henley College student was formerly remembered ahead of the club’s home fixture against Thames Valley rivals, Oxford United on February 17.

Before kick-off, Wanderers’ officially changed their stadium name from Adams Park to Adam’s Park, whilst several members of Adam’s family and friends were in attendance.

Members from the Chairboys' first team also wore special training shirts donning his face, name and development squad number of five.

It is planned that the warm-up t-shirts and other items used from the fixture against Oxford will be made available for fundraising purposes, with the money going to the air ambulance service and to the hospital that treated him.

Additionally, ahead of kick-off, fans of both Wycombe and Oxford gave the late teenager a minute’s applause.

Speaking on X (formerly known as Twitter), Shaun Leahy said: A Fabulous gesture by Wycombe Wanderers.

“Exactly how football clubs should be. Well done!”

On Facebook, Diane Alexander said: “Condolences to the family and all his friends and fellow players at WW.

“So very sad for all.”

Nigel Maxey said: “Such incredibly sad news. RIP young man.”

Katie Surman added: “Thinking of him and his family right now.”

Jayden Wilkens said: “It was a lovely gesture from the club.

“Seeing all the fans get together ahead of a derby was nice to see, as supporters need to put rivalries aside for moments like this.

“The banner up in the terrace was also a lovely touch, and it would’ve been a touching moment for his family.”