Wycombe Wanderers have confirmed that midfielder Nick Freeman has signed a contract extension with the club.

The 25-year-old, who has played over 100 league games for the club since joining Hemel Hempstead Town in the summer of 2016, has agreed a new deal until 2023.

He spent the second part of last season on loan at Leyton Orient in League Two, where he played 15 times – 10 of those as starts.

Freeman then came back into the Wycombe frame this summer and played the Chairboys’ first four games of the season against Accrington Stanley, Exeter City, Cheltenham Town and Lincoln City respectively.

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However, he suffered a ‘long-term cruciate ligament’ injury in the victory over the Imps, and is expected to miss a large chunk of the season.

Speaking on the new deal, manager Gareth Ainsworth said: “Nick has come a long way with this club, from League 2 to playing in the Championship, and he’s been a big part of our journey over the past five years.

“He’s suffered a nasty injury and we wanted Nick to know that he remains an important part of Wycombe Wanderers, and there’s light at the end of the tunnel of his rehab programme, knowing that he has the security of another year on his contract to come back and get back to the top of his game.

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“Nick will keep working hard with our medical team to come back fitter and stronger than ever before and we look forward to seeing him back on the pitch when the time is right.

“That might not be this season, but we’re a tight-knit club that looks after each other, and we’re proud to support him in this way.”

Chairman Rob Couhig added: “Nick is our kind of Wanderer.

“He trained hard, played hard, and has a bright future ahead of him.

“It was incredibly frustrating for the team when he was injured.

"It was doubly so for him.

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“However, the way he has handled himself and his approach to recovery has been inspiring, not just to his teammates but to all of us.

“We want Nick to be back playing soon.

“More importantly, we want him to know we expect him to be a valuable player for us next year.”

Overall, he has played 130 times for Wycombe and has scored seven goals.