Wycombe Wanderers’ new chairman Dan Rice has revealed plans are being put in place to try and help the Chairboys achieve promotion to the Premier League.

The former Southampton, England, Everton, Fulham and Arsenal scout joined the Adams Park side as part of Mikheil Lomtadze’s takeover of the club at the start of May.

He initially arrived as a chief football officer but was moved into the role of chairman following Rob Couhig’s departure earlier this month.

The American had been Wanderers’ owner for the past five years, but transitioned into the position of chairman, only to leave the post roughly 30 days later.

Speaking in his first official interview with the club’s media team, Rice said: “We’re very pragmatic about how we approach things as we need to be methodical without changing too much too soon.

“For us, our strategy (short term, mid-term and long term), is thought out and well-planned, so the squad needs to be aligned with that.

“We need to ensure that we’ll still be able to provide everything that we want on the pitch, and Matt [Bloomfield] has done a great job.

“We want to continue that."

“The medium-term goal is to be back in the Championship, be sustained in the Championship, and long-term is the Premier League.

“We’re not going to hide that.

“But we know that this will take time and for where we are today, there is a lot of foundation work to put in place for us to get to the Championship and to keep us there.”

The new season will start on August 10, with the league fixtures being announced later on this month.