Date: 16th June 2011 at 1:54pm
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Wycombe Wanderers are about to sign James Tunnicliffe on a free transfer from Brighton & Hove Albion according to press reports.

The 22 year-old central-defender came through Stockport County’s youth system and made his debut at 16 before spending time on-loan at Northwich Victoria and eventually making 50 first-team appearances for the Hatters.

In July 2009 he was signed on a three-year contract by Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee.

In his first season down south, Tunnicliffe made 20 first-team appearances for the Seagulls and scored 2 goals before being loaned-out to Franchise where he played 9 times and scored once.

He spent the whole of last season on-loan at Bristol Rovers where he made 27 first-team appearances in all competitions.

According to reports in the Brighton Argus, Tunnicliffe will join Wycombe on a one-year contract after agreeing a severance package with the Seagulls.


The current status of the Wycombe squad is as follows…


New signings

James Tunnicliffe
John Halls
Ben Harding
Joel Grant


Renewed loan signing

Scott Donnelly


Players who have accepted a new contract

Steve Arnold
Danny Foster
Leon Johnson
Matt Bloomfield
Gareth Ainsworth
Stuart Beavon


Players who have rejected a new contract

Chris Westwood


Players released

Alan Bennett
Lewis Montrose
Kieran Murtagh
Stuart Green
Sam Belcher
Jerome Federico
Dan Fitchett
Jon-Paul Pittman


Players already under contract

Nikki Bull
Marvin McCoy
Andy Sandell
Dave Winfield
Stuart Lewis
Kevin Betsy
Matt McClure
Ben Strevens
Scott Rendell


Scholars awarded a pro-contract

Anthony Stewart
Josh Scowen
Jesse Kewley-Graham
Kadeem Harris