STOPPER Ryan Allsop has signed a three-year contract with Wycombe Wanderers following his release from Cherries.

The 26-year-old is set to return to Adams Park having played 18 times for the Chairboys in 2016 while on loan from the Dorset club.

He joins the League One outfit after five and a half years with Cherries, during which he played 27 times.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told the club website: “Ryan was our number one priority when we started making plans for next season so I’m delighted to bring him back to the club."

Allsop played a key role in Cherries’ promotion to the Championship, keeping six clean sheets in 10 games at the end of 2012-13 following his free transfer from Leyton Orient.

One of Eddie Howe’s first signings in his second spell as manager, he featured twice in the Premier League.

The Birmingham-born stopper made his top-flight debut in November 2015 when he replaced the injured Adam Federici at half-time in the 3-3 draw against Everton.

Allsop’s first Premier League start came in Cherries’ 1-1 draw at Leicester on the final day of the 2016-17 campaign.