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Doncaster Rovers vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 29th February 2020 (kick off 3pm)
Referee: David Rock
A first 'leap day' fixture for the Chairboys since 1992 takes them to Doncaster Rovers eyeing a fourth league double of the season, ahead of a two-week break from the action.
Gareth Ainsworth signed a new long-term deal with the club this week and takes his side north on the back of two successive wins over struggling Bolton and Tranmere, but this time comes up against a play-off hopeful in Doncaster, managed by a good friend of his in Darren Moore.
They sit 11th in the table, seven points off the top six, but have only won three of their last nine outings, losing the last two.
All eyes will be on former Rovers star Adebayo Akinfenwa as he seeks a record-breaking 54th goal for the Blues, which would take him top of the goalscoring charts - ahead of another ex-Doncaster man in Nathan Tyson - in Wanderers' EFL era.
Wanderers have pre-sold around 220 tickets for this game. Tickets will be available to buy on the day of the game at no extra cost.
Prices are as follows.
Over 60s/Ages 22-24: £17
Ages 18-21: £13
17 and under: £8
11 and under: £5
Away tickets made available for collection can be picked up from Adams Park until 12pm on Friday 28th February, or from the home club's stadium from 1.30pm on the day of the game.
Jack Grimmer is back in full training so there's a clean bill of health for the Wanderers, with no new injury concerns.
The referee is David Rock, who was in charge of the Leasing.com Trophy win at MK Dons in November, and has shown 82 yellow cards and four red cards in 24 matches so far.
By Adrian Wood
POST CODE: DN4 5JW
Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the westbound M40 to Junction 10 and follow A43 towards Northampton to pick up northbound M1. At Junction 32 take the eastbound M18 (sign posted Doncaster/Hull). Leave the M18 at Junction 3 and take the A6182 towards Doncaster (the stadium is well signposted from Junction 3 and is about 1½ miles away). Go past a retail park on your left and at the next traffic lights (which has the Lakeside Pub visible behind it) turn left onto White Rose Way. The Lakeside Shopping Centre is now on your right (the stadium is located directly behind the shopping centre). At the next island turn right onto the industrial estate and after passing the Tesco distribution centre on your right, turn right at the bottom of the road and the stadium is further down on your left.
Mileage from High Wycombe = 164 (approx. journey time 2 hours 45 mins)
Recommended area for car parking
There are just 1,000 car parking spaces at the stadium that cost £5 per car. There are 60 parking spaces reserved for disabled fans, which must be booked prior to match day. Alternatively, there a number of companies on the nearby industrial park that offer match day parking at around £3 - £4 per vehicle. If you happen to arrive a couple of hours before kickoff then there is also some free street parking to be had in this area.
Using the train?
I have been notified that there are no services to or from London Kings Cross on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March. Available journeys to and from London will go via a different route and will take significantly longer than usual. For anyone going by rail, the station is just less than two miles away and a bus service is available from the Transport Interchange. If you do have time on your hands and you fancy the walk (around 25-30 minutes) then as you come out of the station turn right and then keep straight on this road (the A6182 Trafford Way) and you will eventually reach the stadium complex on your left.
See Doncaster's first-time fans' guide here:
Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 15,231 (all seated). Away fans are in the North Stand at one end of the stadium, where around 3,344 fans can be accommodated. The view of the playing action, leg room, and facilities are all good, although fans are set well back from the pitch. Note that cash is not accepted at the turnstiles. Away tickets can be purchased from the Club Doncaster Academy Reception in the North West corner of the Stadium.
Time on your hands?
With the stadium located on the outskirts of the town there are not many hostelries nearby. One option however is the “Lakeside”. This is a Beefeater outlet near Stadium Way. Coming recommended by DRFC is “The Leopard” in West St just a four-minute walk from the train station. This has received good reviews from away fans. Finally, the Belle Vue Bar is situated on the outside of the West Stand and welcomes visiting fans.
Watch live on iFollow from outside the UK & Ireland, or listen to the audio commentary (£2.50 for the game, £4.49 monthly, or £45 for the year).