BAN­TON’S WAIT FOR A HOME IS OVER

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Pippa Field

JASON BAN­TON’S list of for­mer clubs reads like an A-to-Z book, but Gareth Ainsworth is hop­ing that he’s fi­nally found a place to call home at Adams Park.

The winger, still only 22, made a habit of swap­ping clubs dur­ing his academy days – start­ing at Ar­se­nal but bounc­ing be­tween Tot­ten­ham, West Ham, Black­burn, the Gun­ners again, Liver­pool and then Le­ices­ter be­fore even mak­ing a first­team ap­pear­ance.

Ban­ton also had a failed stint at Seat­tle Sounders three years ago, but it seemed his wan­der­ing days were over af­ter link­ing up per­ma­nently with Ply­mouth Ar­gyle in 2014.

How­ever, he de­cided to call it quits at Home Park af­ter just 18 months with the Pil­grims – and Ainsworth is de­ter­mined not to let his mer­cu­rial for­ward get itchy feet at Wy­combe.

“Jason Ban­ton wants to get in and get in­volved,” said Ainsworth. “He’s a fan­tas­tic tal­ent. He’s had peo­ple telling him that he’s go­ing to make it at big clubs and it hasn’t quite worked for him.

“I want Wy­combe to be a home for Jason. I want him to re­ally en­joy it here. When he’s set­tled I think he will be a fan­tas­tic player here.

“He’s al­ways been that mav­er­ick for­ward player, but he’s learn­ing fast and I love work­ing with Jason.”

TAL­ENT: Jason Ban­ton

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