Wycombe Wanderers boss Matt Bloomfield has confirmed why Dominic Gape has been absent from the club’s last two games.

The 28-year-old has only played 46 times for the Chairboys since September 2020 due to persistent injury issues.

This includes only making four appearances since October, totalling up to just half an hour of competitive football.

Bloomfield explained: “We’ve been carrying some injuries over the season and we’re now in the fortunate position where we need to make decisions on the starting 11 and the squad.

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“It’s really competitive and it was a hard decision on who had to travel and who didn’t.

“I love Dominic to bits as he was my teammate and a really good friend of mine over the years, but I’m in a position to make those calls.

“But Dominic is fit, he’s training and I’m a big fan of his.

“He wasn’t in the squad tonight [against Cambridge] but let’s see moving forward.”

Another player who has battled with serious injuries during their career is Jordan Willis, who played only his seventh game for Wycombe in the 2-1 victory against Cambridge United on April 18.

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The centre back joined the Adams Park outfit in February but has only started twice since his move.

However, his second half appearance in the win at the Abbey Stadium following a Chris Forino injury, saw the ex-Coventry City and Sunderland man put in an imperious display.

His last start for Wanderers was in Bloomfield’s opening game against Shrewsbury back in February.

The manager said: “Jordan has been unlucky not to have played more.

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“He is a diamond of a guy and I hate leaving him out because he’s a brilliant trainer and man.

“His communication skills are just fantastic and it hurts to leave him out, but there have been times he has been crucial for us.

“That includes tonight and at Bristol Rovers away, as he has shown us his qualities.”

Finally, on the injury Forino picked up in the win, Bloomfield concluded: “We’ve had a few little knocks tonight as it’s that time of year where the bodies are getting tired due to the quick turnout of games.

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“We had two trips away which included one up north, and we really felt that.

“And even though he came off, hopefully Chris will be OK.”