Wycombe Wanderers Close In On Championship Defender

Wycombe Wanderers are closing in on the signing of Bristol City central defender Joe Low, according to reports in the Bristol Post

Wycombe manager Matt Bloomfield has spent the last week casting his eye over the Welsh defender in training and during Friday’s behind-closed-doors friendly with Arsenal Under 21s. 

Reports suggest that he has no future at Ashton Gate under Nigel Pearson and Bloomfield is a big admirer of the defender, having tried to sign him while Colchester United manager only for Walsall to beat him to the signing.

Bloomfield is looking to make Low his fourth capture of the summer, having already brought in a defender in the shape of the experienced Richard Keogh.

Low reportedly has 12 months left on his City deal so The Chairboys may yet have to pay a fee for the Welshman’s services.

Who Is Joe Low?

Low is a Filton-born defender who joined The Robins at the age of 7, progressing through the youth system to make his debut for the club last season and gained experience on loan at Eastleigh and Walsall.

Low, the son of former Northampton Town and Cardiff City winger Josh, debuted in the Championship last season and started the League Cup match against Lincoln City after some impressive displays in Bristol City’s Under 21 team.

Following these matches, he joined League Two outfit Walsall on loan in January 2023 making 15 appearances for The Saddlers. In March, he received a call-up to the Wales squad from manager Rob Page having played just once for the Under 21 side.

Writer’s View

Having been left out of the group that went to Austria for a training camp and being allowed to spend a week on trial at Wycombe, Low’s time at Bristol City seems over and signing for a manager who has reportedly attempted to sign him previously and for a club who will be setting their sights on a League One promotion challenge would be a good move. 

A potential defensive partnership with the vastly experienced Keogh, as well as working with his daily in training, will also benefit the youngster as he will no doubt look to become a regular in the Wycombe eleven and continue to be named in the national squad by Rob Page. 

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