It's all systems Joe

Jacobson says Wycombe went beyond the call of duty to sign him

By Darren Witcoop, July 3, 2014

Joe Jacobson revealed how Wycombe Wanderers won him over by going the extra mile to seal his signature.

Jacobson penned a two-year deal with the League Two club ahead of the return to pre-season training this week.

The Cardiff-born defender rejected offers from a higher level to join the Buckinghamshire side.

And it was their powers of persuasion that saw Jacobson, 27, opt for Wanderers.

He said: "There were a few options but Wycombe just felt right.They really made a push to sign me.

"I had calls while I was away on holiday from the manager, the chairman and the chief executive.

"I felt really wanted and that goes a long way."

Jacobson has been on the lookout for a new club since being released by Shrewsbury following their relegation last season.

Despite being named player of the year, the Welshman left after a managerial change and a cost-cutting exercise. "I was always confident of finding a club," he said.

"I have played a lot of games in the Football League for a number of years. But there are a lot of good players who I know that are still searching. It's a tough time for a professional player.

"Clubs are cutting budgets and you want to join one on your own terms. I feel Wycombe is a good option and I can't wait to start."

Jacobson, who plans to move from his Shropshire home, hopes his stay in the basement division is short-lived. He said: "It's a hard division to get out of, but Wycombe have some quality players so hopefully I can add something to the squad."

He will face his former Shrewsbury teammates on December 28.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth said: "Joe is a great left-back. I know he'll do a strong job for us defensively. But he's got a quality delivery on him and he can chip in with the odd goal as well. We're lucky to have him."

Last updated: 3:21pm, July 3 2014