Rumours circulating that a former Premier League striker could be joining Wycombe Wanderers at the same time fans are allowed back at Adams Park has generated a lot of excitement.

The stadium, as well as the team, has undergone numerous changes as the Chairboys prepare for life back in League One for the 2021/22 season.

Bucks Free Press: Sam Vokes scored for Wales at Euro 2016 against Belgium (PA)Sam Vokes scored for Wales at Euro 2016 against Belgium (PA)

Everyone knows it will not be easy, but this summer at Adams Park has been the case of ‘out with the old and in with the new’ to try and improve Wanderers’ future prospects.

Starting with the stadium, the following facilities have been improved/installed at Adams Park:

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• Wifi

• Giant screen

• The press area (this was improved last autumn)

• LED advertising boards

• PA system


• VIP hospitality upgrades in the Woodlands Lounge

• A new ‘tunnel club’ experience

• A digital scoreboard behind the dugout

• Pitch renovations

• An ‘order and collect’ app for food and drink in the stadium

• New cashless experience throughout

This goes to show that Wanderers mean business going forward.

However, you can have all these fancy facilities, but it is the football that does the talking.

So, after relegation from England’s second tier in May, have Wanderers improved the squad to try and gain promotion back to the Championship?

Starting with the departures, many names have left the club this summer.

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Ryan Allsop, who was dropped from the side in February, fan favourite Darius Charles who only played seven games last season, Andronicos Georgiou, who didn’t make a single first-team appearance for the club, Giles Phillips, who was loaned out to Aldershot Town, keeper Cameron Yates, who didn’t play once last season and Alex Pattison, who struggled for game time, have all left the club on free transfers which has freed up the wage bill.

Fred Onyedinma and Uche Ikpeazu so far, are the only two players to have departed with a transfer fee to Luton Town and Middlesbrough, respectively, and no doubt these funds COULD be used to bring in Vokes from Stoke.

Also, the transfers that Wycombe have made so far on paper have been shrewd.

Sullay Kaikai, a quick, pacy winger will be Onyedinma’s replacement, Josh Scowen is back at the club where he made his name, whilst Oliver Pendelbury and Adam Pryzbek will learn their trade in the B team.

Bucks Free Press: Sam Vokes (left) and Robbie Brady (right) playing for Burnley against Middlesbrough in April 2017 in the Premier League (PA)Sam Vokes (left) and Robbie Brady (right) playing for Burnley against Middlesbrough in April 2017 in the Premier League (PA)

But the potential signing of Sam Vokes will get fans off their seats as we have seen the goods he can bring when delivered with the right service.

Financially, it will be a huge coup for the club as shirt sales will rocket, and yes, he may not be a household name like Adebayo Akinfenwa, but football fans know who Vokes is, and it will get neutrals talking about Wycombe’s intent to head straight back up.

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And with Anis Mehmeti, Kaikai and Daryl Horgan offering support, Wycombe fans could be licking their lips in anticipation of what he could bring to the club.

His record at Burnley speaks for itself as in the 2013/14 season, his 20 league goals helped the Claret and Blues achieve promotion to the Premier League.

They were relegated a year later but in 2015/16 with Burnley back in the Championship, he scored 15 goals to help Sean Dyche’s side go straight back up to the top-flight where they have been ever since.

Bucks Free Press: Sam Vokes played in the Premier League for Burnley (PA)Sam Vokes played in the Premier League for Burnley (PA)

In fact, during his Premier League days with the club, he scored 17 goals across four seasons.

Sam Vokes should be a good signing for Wanderers, and hopefully, the deal can go through.