Wycombe Wanderers have confirmed the death of their oldest former player who has passed away at the age of 95.

Ian Barkus, who had two spells with the Chairboys during the 1940s, died on Monday, January 4, just a month after celebrating his 95th birthday.

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He made his debut for the club in 1944 before having a second-stint with Wanderers from 1947 to 1949.

In total, he played 16 games for the then Isthmian League side.

He is the ninth ex-Wycombe player to die since the start of 2020.

The Wycombe Wanderers Ex-Players Association said: “After a horrendous year when we lost eight members, Wycombe Wanderers Ex-Players Association are sad to report the death of another of their old heroes.

“Ian was particularly close to teammate Peter Birdseye and his family, with daughter Helen godmother to Paul and Barbi Birdseye’s daughter, Zoe.

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“Although Ian’s playing career with the Blues ended at Loakes Park half a century earlier, he still enjoyed visits to the new ground and was a regular with his family at many of our social events including the annual quiz.

“Our thoughts are with them all at this sad time.”