WYCOMBE Wanderers captain Adam El-Abd has left the club by mutual consent to explore opportunities elsewhere.

The defender arrived at Adams Park in the summer of 2017 and led by example as the Chairboys earned their place in League One, and then successfully completed their five-year plan by surviving in the third tier.

Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth said: “Adam was captain material from the day he walked into the club and gave absolutely everything out on the pitch to help us achieve our goals. He will always be fondly remembered around the place because of that and I’m sorry to see him go.

“I wish him every success for the future and I’m sure our paths will cross again in the future.”

Wycombe Chairman Trevor Stroud said: “Gareth once used the word ‘warrior’ to describe Adam and I think that sums up the commitment he showed on and off the pitch for Wycombe Wanderers, for which we are extremely grateful. He can leave the club with his head held high knowing he’s left an outstanding legacy.

“He’s played a great part in helping the club reach and sustain itself in League One.

"On behalf of everyone at the club I’d like to say thank you and good luck for whatever comes next.”