Date: 17th August 2010 at 12:16pm
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When Gareth Ainsworth takes the field for Wycombe Wanderers in Saturday’s clash with Oxford United at Adams Park, it will be his 500th appearance as a professional footballer – and to add further spice to the occasion, the veteran winger will be aiming to score his 100th goal.


Ainsworth’s career statistics are broken down as follows….

Preston North End……..111 appearances – 15 goals

Cambridge United…………5 appearances – 1 goal

Lincoln City……………….97 appearances – 41 goals
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Port Vale………………….59 appearances – 11 goals

Wimbledon……………….45 appearances – 7 goals

Walsall……………………..5 appearances – 1 goal

Cardiff City………………..9 appearances – 0 goals

QPR………………………152 appearances – 21 goals

Wycombe Wanderers….16 appearances – 2 goals

Current Total………..499 appearances – 99 goals


He may be 37 years-of-age now, but since arriving at Wycombe, Ainsworth has gone about his business with as much effort, commitment and enthusiasm as you would imagine he showed on his professional debut.

It will be a privilege to see him mark his 500th appearance wearing the famous blue quarters and with a bit of luck he might even put the icing on the cake by chalking up his century of goals.

 

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