This is not a formal statement by either the Trust Board or from WWFC but just some honest facts which together may explain why Stuart Beavon was sold to Preston late on Friday night for an undisclosed sum:
- Beavon stated that he wanted to play at a higher level, at least in League One
- He was likely to be unhappy having to stay at Wycombe for this season in League Two when clubs higher up were seeking his services
- An unhappy player is unlikely to perform as well for Wycombe
- Beavon would have been a free-agent being out of contract at the end of this season
- Waiting for January’s transfer window might have led to an even lower offer
- An offer was made by Preston, which was probably not as much as we had hoped for, but was at least worthy of consideration
- Attendances at Adams Park for the first two home games were down on expectations which has a serious effect on forecasted cashflow
- The sale of Wasps has yet to be completed which probably has some knock-on financial implications for WWFC
It is never a popular decision to release a fine player but sometimes they have to move on for their own good
We hope fans will understand and appreciate the difficult circumstances in which the Trust and the WWFC Board are now operating.
All support from existing fans and from within our local community is going to be vital and greatly appreciated.
UPDATE 6.9.12 Click here for more on this subject as WWFC joint-chairman Don Woodward speaks exclusively to Greg Burns of the Buckinghamshire Advertiser.