Wycombe captain Matt Bloomfield has emphasised the significance that the club has on the community.

The 36-year-old was talking after the Chairboys' 3-1 victory over Bristol Rovers on Saturday, where the club paid tribute to 13-year-old Oliver Darlington.

Oliver sadly passed away at the start of the year after being diagnosed with sepsis.

Bloomfield, who scored against Rovers on Saturday, said: "Without the supporters and without the local community, Wycombe Wanderers is nothing.

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"We are a community family run club, the gaffer is a family man, as am I.

“Those kinds of morals and beliefs are huge for us and that incorporates the whole Wycombe family whether that’s the local community, supporters here on match day or our families that come and support the games.

“They are the morals and beliefs that we live by and it is huge for the local community to feel in touch with us as players, the managing staff and for us to be as one because we are strongest as a unit when we are a team together.”

Bloomfield also paid his respects to Oliver and his family: “My heartfelt condolences are with his family and I can’t imagine to being to think what they are going through at the moment and I hope they can find some comfort.”

On the day, more than 350 of Oliver’s friends and family attended the match on Saturday, where members of the teenager’s football team, Downley Dynamos, paraded the Adams Park pitch with two shirts.

At full-time Gareth Ainsworth also showed his support by displaying Oliver's number 11 shirt to the fans who stayed to pay tribute.