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The Big Match Preview - Accrington Stanley

29 April 2016

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League 2 clash with Accrington Stanley at Adams Park (k.o. 3pm).

Wycombe Wanderers vs Accrington Stanley
Saturday 30th April 2016, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ
Referee: Mr Michael Bull

And so the curtain falls on another year of league football at Adams Park with the Chairboys looking to secure a top-half finish after missing out on their play-off dream at the end of a winless April so far.

Determined to end on a high, the Blues have targeted two victories from their final two matches which would see them finish on 70 points, and in doing so they would have one almighty say in the race for automatic promotion.

Saturday's opponents Accrington Stanley could clinch a place in League 1 if they win and either Oxford lose or Bristol Rovers fail to win, completing what would be one of the great underdog stories of the season along with Leicester City's impending Premier League title.

For Wycombe, they'll be looking to match their number of home wins from last year - 10 - and cling on to the best defensive record in the division which they currently hold, having racked up 17 clean sheets so far.

The reverse fixture finished 1-1 as recently as March, when Garry Thompson cancelled out Shay McCartan's first-half strike, but Adams Park is a ground where Stanley have fared well in recent years, winning three and losing just once on their seven visits to date.

Wanderers hope to have Danny Rowe available after he picked up a wrist injury last week at Portsmouth.

Stay off the pitch
Whatever the outcome, both sets of fans are urged to stay off the pitch at all times.

Wanderers' players will return after the final whistle for a lap of the pitch to show their appreciation for the support throughout the season.

Sign-Up Saturday
Bring your completed application forms for a 2016/17 season ticket to Adams Park on Sign-Up Saturday.

Season tickets are now on sale and fans can download and fill out an application form, or pick one up from the ticket office at Adams Park, to secure their place for the new campaign.

Click here for the 2016/17 season ticket information leaflet and here for the application form.

Completed forms can be dropped off at the 'Deliveries' entrance to the left of the ticket office.

Fans will then receive a confirmation email once their season ticket application has been processed.

First-time fans
Read our guide for first-time fans here.

Tickets
Tickets start at £15 for adults and £7 for juniors, while under 7s go free in the Origin Family Stand.

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

Accrington fans are accommodated in the Panache Stand.

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
  • Handy Cross Park & Ride – 13.25 and 14.25
  • Adams Park – 13.35 and 14.35
Return:
  • End of Hillbottom Road – 17.10
  • Handy Cross 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. There is also a new car park behind Origin Global (on the left before the Adams Park gates), priced at £5 a car, the proceeds of which are split between the club and the Rennie Grove charity.

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.

The club reserves a number of 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
Buying tickets - ticket offices 1&2 (open from 1pm)
Collecting pre-booked tickets (WWFC fans) - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Collecting pre-booked tickets (away fans) - marquee
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 - collection pod opposite 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.

The new marquee at the far end of the car park will be open for home supporters, as part of a new initiative from the Fans Council. There will be live music from the Undercovers from 1.30pm.
  • 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 marquees.

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.

Quarters
This week's matchday programme includes the views of chairman Andrew Howard, manager Gareth Ainsworth and midfielder Matt Bloomfield, plus a photo review of the season, Jordan Wiles tells his story of following the Chairboys and there's an in-depth look at the visitors.

This edition is 64 pages and costs £3.

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.
1.30pm - live music begins in the home marquee.
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.
4.50pm - Wanderers' players to return to the pitch for a lap of appreciation.
5.25pm - 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.

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