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The Big Match Preview - Cambridge

Posted: Tue 01 Mar 2016
Author: @wwfcofficial
Image by: PRiME Media Images

All you need to know about the Sky Bet League 2 meeting at the Abbey Stadium on Tuesday (k.o. 7.45pm).

Cambridge United vs Wycombe Wanderers
Tuesday 1st March 2016, k.o. 7.45pm
Abbey Stadium, CB5 8LN
Referee: Simon Hooper

Spirits are high, form is strong and momentum is with the Chairboys as they head to the Abbey Stadium looking to rely on their usually excellent away record to continue their pursuit of their points total.

Gareth Ainsworth's men have repaired their stuttering home record with back-to-back triumphs over Exeter and Bristol Rovers and if they can keep up their success on the road then they have every chance of remaining amongst the pack at the top end of the table as we enter the final two months of the season.

A 1-0 home win over Cambridge in the reverse fixture in September put the Blues top of the league before a minor wobble during the following month saw them slip away, but they've impressed during February and go into tonight's encounter full of optimism, having settled upon a new tactical approach which is paying dividends.

The last three games have seen the Chairboys adopt a more fluid, passing style of play which has carved open numerous chances, even though the matches have been tight and yielded just one goal in each of them.

Tonight they're boosted by the return of top scorer Garry Thompson after the striker missed three games through suspension, and he comes up against his former Notts County boss Shaun Derry who has made a sparkling impact since taking over from Richard Money.

His side have won three of their last five matches, but fell to a 2-1 defeat at Portsmouth at the weekend and sit 12th in the table, only five points adrift of the play-offs.

Tickets
Tickets can be purchased in advance until 12pm, or on arrival at the stadium (prices increase by £2).

Wanderers fans are accommodated in the South Stand (all seated).

Prices
Adults: £20
Concessions*: £15
Ages 17 and under: £10
Under 5s: FREE

*Concessions are classed as seniors over the age of 62, students with valid NUS cards, and young adults aged 18-21)

Travel
Click here for Adrian Wood's guide for the trip to Cambridge.

Facilities for away fans
Ground capacity is 9,617 (4,376 seated). Away fans are housed in the Marstons Smooth South Stand at one end of the ground where up to 1,600 supporters can be seated. This relatively new covered, all seated stand has good facilities and gives good views of the playing action. The entrance to the away section is reached by walking along a path through what appears to be a common field that is used from time to time to graze cows! The refreshments on offer included the legendary bacon rolls (£3).

Facilities around the ground
There is a supporters club at the ground that normally allows in away supporters. The club charges a £1.50 entrance fee and also serves food. With a number of pubs in the local area having closed down, there is little choice for away fans in the way of a pre-match pint. Along Newmarket Road going towards the city centre is the Wrestlers pub, which also offers Thai food.
 
Can't make it?
Phil Catchpole and guest are behind the mic to provide live commentary on Chairboys Player and the FLi Player app from 7.40pm. Alternatively you can follow regular updates on our Twitter account - @wwfcofficial.

Last time out
Michael Harriman hit a screamer to earn all three points: