‘It was the cruellest twist of fate’
MARCUS Bean described Wycombe Wanderers’ penalty shootout agony was the cruellest twist of fate the club could have been dealt, writes Tom Moore.
The Chairboys missed out on promotion at Wembley as Matt Bloomfield and Sam Wood missed from the spot against Southend United.
Stalwart Bloomfield is known as ‘Mr Wycombe’ after years of service while Wood’s all-action style of play is immensely popular with the fans.
But it was that pair’s failure to score from 12 yards that ultimately denied the Chairboys League One football and the squad, naturally, tried to lift their spirits in the dressing room.
Bean said: “They’re key integral parts of the club. Bloomfield is Mr Wycombe and Woody is not far behind him. I thought they were brilliant today. It was the cruellest twist of fate. You get dealt these cards sometimes. It’s how it happens, but we’ll go again.”
While the season ended in disappointment for Wycombe, it also marked clear progress from a team who looked set to be
SHOOT-OUT AGONY: Marcus Bean tussles with Southend’s Stephen McLaughlin relegated the season before.
And Bean believes the fans will savour promotion sooner rather than later. He added: “I think the club has done a full u-turn. To be nearly