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The Big Match Preview - Leyton Orient

Posted: Sat 23 Jan 2016
Author: @wwfcofficial
Image by: PRiME Media Images

A guide for supporters ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League 2 clash with Leyton Orient at Adams Park (k.o. 3pm).

Wycombe Wanderers vs Leyton Orient
Saturday 23rd January 2016, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ
Referee: Mr Darren Bond

The Blues are back in league action after the FA Cup adventures against Aston Villa, and their next target is to right the wrongs of their back-to-back defeats against Morecambe and Hartlepool by overcoming Leyton Orient at Adams Park.

Orient parted ways with boss Ian Hendon after the 3-1 loss at home to Exeter City last week and appointed former West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan as player/manager on Thursday, making the weekend's match his first at the helm.

He comes up against one of the country's longest-serving managers in Gareth Ainsworth, who himself remains registered as a player but won't be needed to pull on the boots by virtue of having a fully-fit squad, with Matt Bloomfield the only possible absentee after picking up a knock in Tuesday's cup replay at Villa Park.

The East London side added midfielder Nigel Atangana to their ranks on Wednesday and are expected to make further signings before the game, although their best piece of business in this January transfer window will be staving off interest in leading scorer Jay Simpson. Nolan said he may name himself as a substitute.

Wycombe hold the upper hand in previous meetings, winning six of their seven home games against Orient, while the reverse fixture in September ended in a 1-1 draw.

Tickets
Tickets start at £15 for adults and £7 for juniors, while under 7s go free in the family stand. The £15 ticket in the Bucks New Uni Stand (terrace) is officially the cheapest adult ticket in Sky Bet League 2.

Click here for all the details and call 01494 441118 or go online to book.

Orient fans are accommodated in the Panache Stand. Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the away marquee.

Wycombe fans can either book online, call 01494 441118 or visit the ticket office at Adams Park.

Travel
You can travel to the game by bus thanks to the Arriva service.

Adult return: £3
Adult single: £2
Concession return: £1.50
Concession single: £1

Fares are charged at the same rate regardless of where passengers board the service. Concessions are classed at under 16s and over 60s.

The service timetables are as follows.

Saturday service (for 3pm kick-offs)
Outbound:
  • Wycombe Railway Station – 13.05 and 14.05
  • Eden Bus Station – 13.15 and 14.15
  • Cressex Park & Ride – 13.25 and 14.25
  • Adams Park – 13.35 and 14.35
Return:
  • End of Hillbottom Road – 17.10
  • Cressex Park & Ride – 17.20
  • Eden Bus Station – 17.30
  • Wycombe Railway Station – 17.40

Parking

There will be no parking for the general public in the lower tier - spaces in the upper tier are £5 per car.

Spaces for pass holders are guaranteed up until 2.30pm, after which time the lower tier becomes closed to vehicles due to high pedestrian traffic.

The club reserves 10 disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders in close proximity to the entrances to the stadium, which are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Where to go
Collecting pre-booked tickets (WWFC fans) - Ticket Office 1
Ticket enquiries - shop (far-left)
Shop - through the arch
Hospitality and boardroom guests - through the arch to the reception desk
Media - through the arch to the reception desk
Players and officials - designated entrance to the right of the shop
Scouts - Ticket Office 1
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 12pm and remain open after the match.
  • Vere Suite - home fans only. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands.
  • Scores - home fans only.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee - away fans only. Serves bottled and canned drinks and food is available from the adjacent Food Shack.
All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls, with the exception of the marquee.

Inside the stadium, each stand is serviced by a kiosk serving hot and cold food and drink.

The Vere Suite will host a Q&A with a Wanderers player after the game.

50/50 matchday draws
The club operates two matchday draws giving fans the chance to win a cash prize. Purchase your blue £1 or orange £2 tickets from our vendors around the ground to be entered into the draw, where 50% of the takings go into the prize fund and the other 50% goes to support club projects.

Matchday timetable
12pm - car park, bars, shop and ticket office open.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2.05pm - teams announced via Twitter.
2.15pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
3pm - kick-off.
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands have access to the Vere Suite.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Vere Suite and Scores bars open.
5.15pm - Q&A in the Vere Suite.

Live commentary
Tune in to Chairboys PlayerHD for live commentary from 2.55pm. Click here for details of how to subscribe.

Last time out
The two sides drew 1-1 in September: