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'Stabilising' season for Blues, predicts Bloomfield

MATT Bloomfield believes Wycombe should target stability on and off the pitch next season.

Matt Bloomfield

MATT Bloomfield believes Wycombe should target stability on and off the pitch next season.

An impending takeover of the club from the hands of millionaire Steve Hayes to the Wycombe Wanderers Trust has already seen big changes at Adams Park this summer.

The prolific Centre of Excellence has been shut down, backroom staff have left and a transfer embargo means boss Gary Waddock has been unable to tinker with his squad.

Promotion back out of League Two was the obvious aim after their relegation was confirmed last season but expectations among fans are being lowered as off-field issues dominate the headlines and with bookmakers pricing them 5/1 to win promotion – nine clubs are shorter odds.

And Bloomfield, who signed a new deal at the club yesterday, insists the players will be able to concentrate fully on football when the season kicks off on August 18.

He said: “The off-season is always a weird time for a footballer with players coming and going and things changing. Obviously this summer it has been a bit different with all the off-field situations and everything going on behind the scenes.

“A lot of that doesn't really have anything to do with us as players. We talk about it amongst ourselves and are aware of it but we are employed to play football and that is all we should concentrate on.

“Next season could be a year for stabilising. But we are all ambitious and are not interested in being second best. We have tasted success at this level before and want it again.

“But we will be able to properly assess where we are once the summer is over and we can see who has come into the club.”

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