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Accrington Stanley vs Wycombe Wanderers
Tuesday 27th November 2018, k.o. 7.45pm
Referee: Scott Oldham
First Plymouth, then Fleetwood, and now Accrington. The fixture calendar has thrown up a trio of midweek trips to far-flung places of the country this season, and after morale-boosting draws on the first two occasions, Wanderers would love to be bringing all three points back down the M6 tonight.
Few would have predicted a year ago that Accrington vs Wycombe would be a League 1 fixture but Stanley took the fourth tier by storm last season, winning the division and embarking on a strong start to the current campaign which took them into the play-off spots.
A succession of difficult fixtures leaves them enduring their longest winless run in the league for two years, but they'll hope to taste victory against a Wycombe side who've been formidable at home but are still waiting for a first away triumph since they took down Bradford in August.
The Wham Stadium hasn't been the happiest of hunting grounds in recent years, taking four points from the last five visits, but they head north full of confidence after Saturday's win over Shrewsbury and eager to go into an 11-day break with an unbeaten record in the league in November intact.
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Adam El-Abd is in line to play the 500th game of his club career, while David Stockdale will continue in goal after joining on an emergency loan last week. Michael Harriman was back on the bench on Saturday after injury, while Bryn Morris is available again after being ineligible to face his parent club Shrewsbury.
Accrington are expected to make changes after boss John Coleman was dissatisfied with their display in the 1-0 loss to Rochdale at the weekend. Midfielder Scott Brown is available again after suspension, and Andy Mangan and Harvey Rodgers have overcome injuries.
Man in the Middle
Scott Oldham was in charge of the 1-1 draw at Fleetwood last month, and has shown 39 yellow cards in 11 games so far, but is yet to distribute a red.
Wycombe will be in their regular light and dark blue shirt.
Tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the game with no price increase.
What's more, Accrington have very generously offered a complimentary voucher for a hot dog and a hot drink or bottle of water for all Chairboys fans who buy a ticket for the game, either in advance or on the night.
Meanwhile, learn more in this Away Fans Guide, provided by Accrington Stanley.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Concessions (+64): £15
Students (with valid ID): £15
12-17 Years: £10
Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the Wham Stadium from 6pm on the day of the game.
By Adrian Wood
POST CODE: BB5 5BX
Learn more in this Away Fans Guide, provided by Accrington Stanley.
Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the normal route to northbound M6 (M40, M42). Leave the motorway at J29 and take the M65 (signed Burnley, Blackburn). Leave the M65 at Junction 7, taking the Clitheroe turn off the roundabout (A6185). Turn right at the first set of traffic lights opposite Clayton Business Park, following the A678 (sign posted Padiham). Follow the road over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right again going over the motorway bridge and towards Accrington on the A680. Carry straight on at the next set of lights with the Greyhound pub on your right. Follow the road as it bends to the right and then take the first left after the Crown pub into Livingstone Road.
Mileage from High Wycombe = 211 (approx. journey time 3½ hours.
Recommended area for car parking
There is very limited parking available at the William Dyer Electrical Stand end. The price per game is £5 and can be pre-booked by phoning 01254 356950. Otherwise car parking is available on the streets surrounding the club.
Using the train?
As yet again this is a midweek fixture this is not an option as the last London bound train off Accrington is at 20:12hrs. For anyone travelling up by rail the best route is to use Virgin Trains out of Euston changing at Preston. Journey time is around 2 hours 42 minutes. Accrington station is about a mile away from the ground – walking time around 20 minutes.
Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 5,057 (2,000 seats). Visitors are mostly housed in the Coppice Terrace at one end of the ground. This can hold up to 1,800 fans after this area was recently extended. In addition, some seats are available in the Whinney Hill Stand. This has a mixture of seating and terrace and has the benefit of some cover, unlike the Coppice Terrace which is open to the elements.
Spare time on your hands?
The club website says that the Accrington Stanley Sports Bar located in the HML Recycling (Jack Barrett) Stand offers a warm welcome to all home and away supporters. The bar offers draft lager, draft cider and all standard pub drinks along with a selection of pies, plus it shows live sport on the big screens pre and post-match. The nearest pub is “The Crown”, which is just behind the ground on the main Whalley Road. Another option is to go from the ground to the main road and head towards the town centre where you will find “The Grey Horse” PH. Opposite is the Oaklea Fish and Chip shop. This area is also good for street parking.
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