Wycombe Wanderers captain Joe Jacobson has revealed that leaving the Chairboys was ‘never on his mind’, as he penned a new deal to remain with the club.

The Welshman was out of contract with the Adams Park side this summer, but he exclusively revealed to the Bucks Free Press that staying a part of Gareth Ainsworth’s squad was never in doubt.

His decision to remain at Wycombe means this will be his ninth season as a Chairboy, and his first full campaign as club captain, following Matt Bloomfield’s retirement in February this year.

Jacobson, who has played 351 times for Wycombe, said: “It’s my ninth season but I’m as hungry as ever and I want to play as many games as possible.

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“In the summer, I didn’t even speak to my agent about talking to other clubs.

“That was never on my mind and the guys wanted me to say and that was pretty much it.

“We’ve achieved so much in that time with two promotions, three play-off finals, a relegation, and a few great cup runs as well, and it’s gone by really quickly.”

Speaking about the future, the 35-year-old also revealed that he has been impressed with the attitudes of the new players who have come into the squad.

So far this summer, D’Mani Mellor, Jasper Pattenden, Jack Blunkell, Christie Ward, and Jack Young have all joined the club, and with players all being under the age of 25, the captain believes their hunger and desire will help Wycombe going forward.

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He continued: “They have done really well.

“Most of them are young so they are really hungry with some coming from bigger clubs, others the Non League, so it’s great to see that regardless of where they have come from, they have got that hunger and desire to succeed.

“I think Wycombe has got this reputation of bringing in younger players from clubs to help them progress.

“A part of that is with the development squad that Sam Grace has got, and we’ve seen what’s happened with the likes of Anis Mehmeti and Chris Forino, and every young player wants to be that next player.

“They have come in and have shown what they can do which is great and I look forward to seeing them do that on the pitch.”

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Finally, on being club captain, he concluded: “There are huge boots to fill regarding Matt Bloomfield and I’ll never be able to give to the club what Matt has done over the years, and the fact that he is still here just proves how big of a part he has around here.

“There are loads of things that I still go to him for and he is my first port of call with a lot of things, and for me personally, I’m hugely proud to be given the title (of being made captain) and it’s something that I won’t be taking lightly.

“I want to improve things, make sure standards are high, and set an example to everyone, just like Blooms did.”