DES Buckingham has praised Wycombe Wanderers as the club prepares a classy tribute to a young fan who died.

Adam Ankers, 17, passed away earlier this month after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing in a Wycombe Wanderers Foundation Under-19s fixture.

Oxford United’s trip to Adams Park will see the ground renamed this weekend, with an apostrophe ensuring it becomes Adam’s Park.

Ankers was a Wycombe season ticket holder, and during the 5-2 win at home to Peterborough United last weekend, fans broke out in applause in the 17th minute.

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There will be a minute’s applause before kick-off this weekend, with the Chairboys squad to wear T-shirts bearing Ankers’ name during the warm-up, and black armbands during the game itself.

Ankers’ family and teammates from The Henley College will be attending the fixture with the U’s.

United head coach Buckingham said: “It’s tragic to see and read what’s happened, you never want to see that anywhere.

“It’s nice to see the gesture that’s been made, and we’ll join in with the minute’s applause, and hopefully it leads to a good game.”

It is planned that the warm-up T-shirts will be used to raise money for Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Harefield Hospital, which both provided medical care to Ankers.