Wycombe Wanderers Apprentice Kadeem Harris became the Club’s youngest ever player to appear in the Football League, aged only 16 years and 201 days, when making a 12-minute cameo appearance in the Boxing Day defeat to Yeovil Town.
Harris’ debut surpasses former Apprentice Ikechi Anya’s record which stood at 16 years and 279 days.
Talking to the Club’s official website, Harris said:
“I’m over the moon. There aren’t many people that make their debut for the first team at the age of 16, so I’m really happy. I’m happy that the gaffer (Gary Waddock) has given me the chance to do something.”
“It was a feeling of excitement – I wasn’t afraid. I just tried to do what I know I can do and tried to enjoy myself. I’m really excited about the debut but the result could have been better. Overall I’m a happy kid!”
“I’ve enjoyed being involved in the first team squad and I wouldn’t change it for anything. My next aim is to push for a first team spot and hopefully make a name for myself.”
The West London born youngster has impressed this term in the Blues’ U18s and Reserve sides and had been named in three first team match day squads prior to his inclusion for the game at Huish Park. He said:
“I have a lot of respect for both Gary Waddock and Richard Dobson and hopefully I can progress a lot while they are here. ‘Dobbo’ has helped me since I was 14 and I’ve developed a lot since he’s been here.”