May 3 2012 By Greg Burns
WYCOMBE boss Gary Waddock said he would like to keep top scorer Stuart Beavon next season but accepts speculation linking him away from the club.
The 27-year-old, who has a year left on his Blues contract, has enjoyed his best-ever season with 25 goals in a side that suffered relegation back to League Two at the first attempt.
His eye-catching form has attracted the attention of a number of clubs with reports this week claiming Charlton, Sheffield United and Preston are considering bids while Bournemouth had an offer turned down for the forward in January.
Waddock admits he wants Beavon to lead his side next season but is realistic about his chances of that happening.
“He has been brilliant this season and is obviously someone I would like to keep,” he said. “He has got a year left but he has had an outstanding season. We have not had a phone call or an offer for him.
“If one comes in for him we will have to look at it for the right reasons, firstly, for the football club and then for Bevs.
“It is all very well rumour and speculation. It is part of the football world and because he has had such a good season we are going to get that.”