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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Shrewsbury

All you need to know.

23 November 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more..

Wycombe Wanderers vs Shrewsbury Town
Saturday 24th November 2018, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Andy Haines

Two teams in form lock horns again for the first time in four seasons, with Shrewsbury vying to end a 24-year wait for a league win over the Chairboys by notching up a fourth successive victory over Gareth Ainsworth's men, who themselves are seeking a fifth home league triumph in a row.

Let's start with Wycombe, who are doing better than merely keeping their heads above water in League 1, following up the excellent 1-0 win over Peterborough with a superb showing in the 1-1 draw at Sunderland last week.

Constant chopping and changing of the side due to injuries and player ineligibilities hasn't dented the consistency of results and performances, on home turf at least, and recent showings will see them enter the clash with the Shrews with nothing to fear.

The visitors made a slow start in their attempts to replicate last year's fantastic assault on the promotion picture, which ultimately ended in play-off heartache, the departure of boss Paul Hurst and several key players. An inconsistent run of form cost new manager John Askey his job, but caretaker Danny Coyne has made a fine job of steering them to three successive victories, restoring belief, confidence and a feelgood factor around the place.

Not familiar with a matchday at Adams Park? Read our First Time Fans Guide.

And Shrewsbury supporters - take a look at our Away Fans Guide.

READ: Gareth Ainsworth
- WATCH: Adam El-Abd
- WATCH: Alex Samuel

Team news

Nathan Tyson returned from injury last week and will be in contention again, while David Stockdale will make his debut in goal after joining on an emergency loan. Joe Jacobson and Adam El-Abd should face their former club, but Bryn Morris is ineligible, and late decisions will be made on the fitness of Matt Bloomfield, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Michael Harriman and Darius Charles.

Shrewsbury could shuffle the pack after a quick turnaround from their last game on Wednesday, where they reportedly picked up knocks to a few first-team stars, but Danny Coyne will be keen to maintain momentum with former Blues Anthony Grant, Josh Laurent, Aaron Holloway and Lee Angol all in line to make a return to Adams Park when they travel south today (Friday).

Man in the middle
Andy Haines officiated two Wycombe games last season: the 3-2 home win over Crewe and the 2-1 loss at Morecambe.

So far this term he's shown 54 yellow and three red cards in 16 matches in the middle.

Wycombe Homeless Connection collection
Volunteers from the Wycombe Homeless Connection will be collecting cash donations around the ground before and after the match, ahead of the Dreams Big Sleepout at Adams Park that evening. Please give what you can.

Stonewall Campaign
As part of the EFL's support of Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign, there'll be rainbow corner flags in place around the pitch, with both captains wearing a rainbow armband.

There's a 20% Black Friday sale in the shop on all O'Neills items - click here for details. Open from 10am.

Joe Jacobson stars on the cover while inside there's a Me and my Wycombe feature from Toby Deakin, a recap of previous encounters with the Posh, thoughts of Gareth Ainsworth, Matt Bloomfield, Matt Ingram, Fred Onyedinma, Nick Tunney, Ian Baker and much more.
Pick up a copy for £3.50 around the ground.

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

Arriva operate a matchday service at a standard fare of £3 single or £4 return, irrespective of where passengers join or leave the service. Children aged 12 and under are charged half price (£1.50 single or £2 return). 

3pm kick-offs:
Handy Cross Hub – 12.55 and 13.55
Rail Station – 13.05 and 14.05
Frogmoor – 13.10 and 14.10
Bus Station – 13.15 and 14.15
Adams Park – 13.30 and 14.30

The return service will depart from Adams Park approximately 20 minutes after full-time, calling at the same pick-up/drop-off points.

Fares will be charged as follows:

Adult Single: £3
Adult Return: £4
Child Single: £1.50
Child Return: £2

Children are classed as ages 12 and under.

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

There is an additional club-run car park behind Origin Global (on the left before the Adams Park gates), priced at £5 a car.

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

Blue badge holders are required to pre-book one of 15 complimentary parking spaces via the ticket office; otherwise the standard £5 charge applies.

Where to go
Buying tickets for this game - Ticket Office 1 (from 12pm)
Buying tickets for upcoming games - Ticket Office 1
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod outside Ticket Office 1
Shop - through the shop doors
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 - collection pod outside Ticket Office 1
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop
Kids zone - the WWSET inflatable target practice will be outside the marquee.

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 12pm. 

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Open at half-time for fans in the Beechdean Stand and terrace. Open after the game until 6pm.
  • Monty's – no away colours. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only. Closing at 6pm.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – home and away fans, with chicken biryani, hot dogs, cheeseburgers and alcoholic and hot/soft drinks available from the marquee.

All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls.

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

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 £ tickets from our vendors around the ground to be entered into the draw, where 50% of the takings go into the prize find and the other 50% goes to support club projects.

Matchday timetable
10am - shop open.
12pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
12pm - Caledonian Suite and Monty's open.
1pm - collection point at blue pod open.
1pm - players begin to arrive.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2pm - teams announced via Twitter.
2.10pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
3pm - kick-off.
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands have access to the Caledonian Suite.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite and Monty's open to the public.
5.15pm - Q&A in Caledonian Suite.
5.45pm - last orders in Caledonian Suite and Woodlands Lounge (closing at 6pm).

Can't make it?

Listen live on iFollow on the club's audio and video service, while overseas fans can watch the game live - now with audio commentary. Click here for details.

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Match Reports

Report: Wycombe 3-2 Shrewsbury

Read the report as the Chairboys secured a fifth straight league win at home.

24 November 2018

Wycombe extended their impressive run to make it five consecutive league wins at Adams Park as they ran out 3-2 winners over Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

Gareth Ainsworth made three changes to the side who earned a heroic 1-1 draw at Sunderland last weekend. Nick Freeman came in for Bryn Morris who was unable to play against his parent club, David Stockdale replaced previous emergency loan goalkeeper Matt Ingram in goal and Nathan Tyson made his first start of the season having recovered from injury to replace Randall Williams.

Shrewsbury named an unchanged side for a successive weekend as caretaker manager Danny Coyne didn’t feel the need to make changes to the side who eased past Salford 3-1 in midweek and defeated Rochdale 3-2 in the league last weekend.

Coming into the game, Shrewsbury hadn’t defeated the Chairboys in the league in their last 20 attempts, a record that dates back to January 1994 and were looking to put that record to bed early on when they took the lead inside four minutes.

Good work from Okenabirhie down the right earned himself the chance to work space for the cross. The cross came in high and was met by the head of former Wanderers striker Aaron Holloway who headed down towards Stockdale’s left and the former Fulham shot-stopper wasn’t able to scramble the ball away in time, conceding inside five minutes of his debut.

The Shrews were not ahead for long though as just seven minutes later, Wanderers captain and former Shrewsbury defender Adam El-Abd equalised with a unique solo effort. The visitors cleared the initial ball in and thought they had relieved the pressure but Freeman managed to head the ball back into the danger zone. It fell to El-Abd just inside the box and the Egyptian was able to chest the ball down, swivel and volley on the stretch to rifle the ball past Steve Arnold in the Shrewsbury goal.

Wycombe were buoyed by their equaliser and continued to threaten with Alex Samuel and Jason McCarthy linking up well down the right before McCarthy played a low ball in towards the near-post forcing Luke Waterfall to make a desperate challenge and clear.

The game appeared to simmer down as neither side looked to get a grip-hold of the game. That was until Wycombe earned themselves a corner just five minutes before half-time. Left-back, Joe Jacobsen went over to take the corner on the left which was cleared initially but found its way back to the defender. With one touch to set himself, he whipped in a wonder strike on his weaker right foot which flew in to the top corner leaving Arnold no chance.

The game looked to have sparked back into life as Shrewsbury were unfortunate not to equalise just minutes later. Norburn’s corner was aimed towards the back-post where Shrews defender, Waterfall, found himself in acres of space but his diving header crashed against the near-post and Wycombe were able to clear.

After an entertaining opening and closing minutes in the first-half, the second began slowly with Wycombe looking the slightly better side. Tyson’s flicked header went close before Freeman forced a strong save by Arnold with his curled effort.

The hosts soon found their two-goal cushion though as Freeman picked out Alex Samuel in space inside the box and the striker, who signed a two-and-a-half year contract extension earlier in the month, was able to show his composure and slot the ball inside the near-post.

Wycombe thought they could finally breathe a little but just two minutes later found the deficit halved once more. Good pressure from Norburn allowed him to nip in and play the ball in for Okenabirhie who was able to slide the ball past Stockdale and bring Shrewsbury back into the game with their first real chance in the second half and it was all to play for with 15 minutes to go.

The comeback, however, was not to be completed by the visitors as Wycombe were able to close the game out and maintain their winning record at home in the league.

The result sees the Chairboys rise to 12th and Shrewsbury drop one place in 17th. Wycombe now head to Accrington on Tuesday with a chance to rise into the top ten while the Shrews host south coast strugglers Plymouth Argyle.

Attendance: 4,598 (450 Shrewsbury).

50/50 Result: £1 Draw (£618) - 14524 £2 Draw (£82) - 26705

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Ticket News

Tickets & hospitality: Shrewsbury (H, 24/11)

Secure your ticket vs Salop.

23 October 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the Chairboys' Sky Bet League One fixture against Shrewsbury Town at Adams Park on Saturday 24th November (k.o. 3pm).

A £2 discount applies when match tickets are purchased before 5pm on the day preceding the fixture, while children aged 12 and under go free in all seated areas regardless of when they book, subject to availability.

2018/19 matchday ticket prices are as follows:

Price Type

Frank Adams Stand

Beechdean Stand

Origin Family Stand


Adult (26-59)





Senior (60+)





Young Adult (19-25)





Junior (13-18)





Child (12 and under)





Call 01494 441118, visit the shop at Adams Park, or go online to book tickets. If purchasing online for the terrace, select 'Terrace and Seats' rather than 'Choose Seats'.

You have three options for receiving your tickets:

1) Have them posted to you (additional fee applies)
2) Collect them from Adams Park, either in advance or on the day of the game
3) Have the tickets sent to you via email, to print off and bring with you, or to show on your smart phone. The barcode is scanned at the turnstile to grant access.

To view ticket information for our upcoming games, please click here.

VIP Hospitality
We have two fantastic options for you:

Honours Lounge
Enjoy a three-course meal, reserved car parking, programmes, teamsheets, half-time refreshments, top price ticket for the game and access to the Storm Man of the Match presentation, all for just £50 per person. Season ticket holders can upgrade for only £25.

Starter: Tomato & basil soup
Main: Chicken Chasseur with potato puree and  seasonal vegetables
Dessert: White & dark chocolate truffle torte

Executive Box
Watch the game from the best seat in the house - outside your very own executive box. You'll receive 12 tickets, a one-course meal, reserved car parking, programmes, teamsheets, half-time refreshments, a player visit pre-match and a welcome in the matchday programme.

An executive box for this fixture costs £800 + VAT.

Call 01494 455766 or email to book your VIP hospitality package no later than 5pm on Tuesday 20th November.

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