Jason Banton’s displays against Wanderers in last season’s play-off semi-finals played a part in Gareth Ainsworth’s decision to sign the winger.

Wearing the green of Argyle, the 22-year-old climbed off the bench in both legs to torment Blues with a pair of energetic displays which saw him bag a goal at Home Park.

In particular, makeshift right-back Marcus Bean was unable to cope with the former Leicester City trainee, forcing Ainsworth to switch Nico Yennaris to full-back when Banton made an appearance at Adams Park in the second leg.

“Of course it did, especially in the first leg at Home Park when he came on and he changed the game for Plymouth,” said Ainsworth on whether what he saw over the two legs impacted on his decision to bring the player in after his release from the Pilgrims.

“You couldn’t not notice the impact that Jason Banton had on the pitch and that’s the sort of thing he was doing as a kid which attracted the attention of some top clubs.

“You don’t play for Arsenal, Liverpool and England under-17s if you haven’t got something, and it’s about us getting that something out of Jason week in, week out.”

Banton has had an eventful and nomadic career so far, with Wanderers becoming the tenth club at which he has landed.

After a football upbringing which included spells with Arsenal, Tottenham and Blackburn in his youth career, Banton impressed enough to earn a contract with Liverpool where he spent six months before joining Leicester.

A loan spell at Burton provided his professional debut against Bradford in 2011, but after cancelling his contract by mutual consent in December of that year he headed to America and entered the MLS Super Draft in January 2012.

The Seattle Sounders selected Banton with the 34th pick overall but cut him following two training camps, paving the way for a return to English football.

A couple of loan spells at Argyle and MK Dons, while at Crystal Palace, helped the wide man begin to make a name for himself before he made 29 appearances for John Sheridan’s team last term after signing a one-year deal last summer.

“The big thing is that Jason Banton wanted to be at Wycombe, he had offers from elsewhere but he wanted to be at Wycombe,” said Ainsworth.

“He has a few friends here, they told him what it was like and I think he’s also seen that we develop players, make them better and they go onto bigger and better things. I think Jason wants a piece of that.

“For him to commit to Wycombe is fantastic, really pleased to get him and he’ll add excitement, pace and goals to Wycombe Wanderers. There’s three attributes there which you are crying out for in footballers.”