Wycombe Wanderers chairman sees positive future

Wycombe's wild survival celebrations

Wycombe Wanderers chairman Don Woodward has said League Two survival will allow the club to rebuild.

"Wycombe were in a complete mess. A shambles," Woodward told BBC Late Kick Off London and South East.

"Had we gone down it would have made it worse. But now we have a chance to make it better and put the past behind us."

Wanderers have been owned by the Wycombe Supporters' Trust since June 2012, making them one of only four fan-owned clubs in the Football League.

But, with the club losing money, there has been a concerted effort to attract investment.

Wycombe have been the subject of a takeover offer from an unnamed company since February, but the deal was stalled by the uncertainty over which league the Buckinghamshire side would be playing in next season.

League Two football at Adams Park next season was confirmed on Saturday, when a 3-0 win at Torquay, coupled with Bristol Rovers' 1-0 loss to Mansfield, secured survival.

There has also been interest from a second, also anonymous, party.

Any takeover would require 75% of the Trust's 538 Legacy members - those who have been season ticket holders for at least four consecutive years - to vote in favour of the sale.

"If we now take and consider the approaches we've had, they are really exciting and can boost the investment," said Woodward.

"People don't know the details. But what comes out in the next few days about where Wycombe could be going, if supporters allow the next stage to happen, will be fantastic and really exciting."

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