Jordon Ibe urged to stay at Wycombe by Gareth Ainsworth

Jordon Ibe
Ibe's goal in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Sheffield Wednesday made him Wycombe's youngest ever goal scorer

Wycombe captain Gareth Ainsworth has urged young forward Jordon Ibe to make his mark with the Chairboys before earning himself a transfer.

Ibe, at 15 years and 355 days, became the club's youngest ever goal scorer in the Football League on Saturday.

"Hopefully he can make a big name for himself," Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"But even more I hope he does it at Wycombe to start off with because we want to keep hold of players here."

The highly rated Wycombe academy product has already attracted reported interest from Premier League clubs.

And 38-year-old Ainsworth, who had made 116 career appearances before Ibe was even born, believes the forward has undoubted natural ability.

"He's uncoachable in some ways - the way he goes forward, takes people on and scores goals," explained the former QPR and Preston winger.

"He's got all you could ever wish for in an up-and-coming youngster.

"The goal he scored on Saturday, we have seen him do that in training so many times. It's not a fluke, it's not a one off, he is the real deal."

Meanwhile, Ainsworth is confident Wanderers can survive in League One, despite sitting second from bottom after a three-game losing run.

"We have got a good squad here and we have got a fantastic manager," he said.

"I believe we are stronger than we were two years ago when we got relegated from this division. So there is no reason why we can't stay up.

"We have got some good home games coming up and it's very important that we take points from those."

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