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No debuts on opening day of the season - UPDATED
Sun Aug 5, 2018 09:47

No debuts for Wanderers on the opening day of the season for this first time in quite a while.

UPDATE - 6th August 2018

@wwfcofficial have picked up on this and traced it back to Burnley at home - August 1999 under Lawrie Sanchez

I also believe that the only other occasion in our Football League history where we have come close to no Wanderers First Team debutants on the opening day, was against Wigan in August 1997- Alan Beeton coming on as sub with around 10 minutes remaining.

We seem to have come full cycle on the number of new signings in the close season.

There were just single debuts way back on the opening days of the 1993/94 and 1994/95 seasons under Martin O'Neill - Duncan Horton and Cyrille Regis respectively.

The numbers escalated in the mid 2000ís, with a high of nine debutants on the opening day of the 2007/8 season against Accrington.

From seasons 2010/11 through to 2014/15 a Wycombe debutant also scored on the opening day of the season.

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