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The Big Match Preview - Barnet

15 April 2016

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

Wycombe Wanderers vs Barnet
Saturday 16th April 2016, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ
Referee: Mr Gavin Ward

It's time for the Chairboys to get back to winning ways as they look to complete the double over Martin Allen's Bees to keep up the pace in the race for the final play-off spot in League 2.

With five games remaining, there looks to be a six-way chase for seventh place, with the sides further up the table likely to collect enough points to secure their spots in the promotion shake-up.

Wanderers won 2-0 in the reverse fixture back in August, spoiling Barnet's party in their first Football League match at their Hive Stadium, but they've since excelled on home turf, winning 12 times with only table-toppers Northampton collecting more home victories.

But away from home, only York City have won fewer than Barnet's three triumphs, although they've shown recent signs of improvement with only one away defeat in their last seven outings.

Allen hinted this week that they could be missing top scorer John Akinde, midfield playmaker Andy Yiadom and defensive rock Bira Dembele, and with nothing at stake in terms of promotion or relegation potential, the Bees boss could hand opportunities to younger members of his squad.

But regardless of how the opposition line up, Gareth Ainsworth's men know they'll need to take a positive approach as they look to recapture the form which saw them win four consecutive home matches before the recent setback against AFC Wimbledon.

Matt Bloomfield misses out with a broken arm but Ainsworth could welcome back Luke O'Nien after injury in midfield.

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

Season tickets went on sale earlier this week 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 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.

Barnet 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.

For the first time, 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. Click here for details.
  • 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 Matt Bloomfield and Gareth Ainsworth, plus a recap of the last two games, Cathy Yates tells her story of following the Chairboys and Barnet fan Ian Warner gives us the lowdown on his side.

There's also photos from the filming of Impractical Jokers and the recent sponsors dinner, as well as the latest Boot Room feature and Adrian Wood recaps the story of the 2013/14 season in The Adams Park Years.

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.
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.

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