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The Big Match Preview - York City

8 April 2016

All you need to know about the Sky Bet League 2 meeting at Bootham Crescent on Saturday (k.o. 3pm).

York City vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 9th April 2016, k.o. 3pm
Bootham Crescent, YO30 7AQ
Referee: Eddie Ilderton

With six games to go, it's crunch time at both ends of the table and a win for either side at Bootham Crescent on Saturday could go a long way to determining their fate come May 7th.

York are in serious danger of dropping out of the Football League after a four-year stay, sitting 10 points adrift of safety with only 18 points to play for.

Their season started badly - with a 3-0 loss at the hands of the Chairboys at Adams Park on the opening day - and has rarely improved, costing Russell Wilcox his job as manager, while new boss Jackie McNamara has been unable to turn the tide.

The Minstermen haven't won any of their past 10 outings, although there have been recent glimmers of hope with improved displays in meetings with Leyton Orient and the second half at Plymouth Argyle, yet that all-important win still eludes them.

As for Wycombe, recent weeks have seen their excellent home form compensate for an out-of-character dip in form on the road, but the loss to AFC Wimbledon at Adams Park last weekend proved they'll need to get back to winning ways away from home if they are to build on their excellent season so far by securing a play-off spot.

They can welcome back Marcus Bean after a three-match ban while Gareth Ainsworth hopes to have Luke O'Nien available again, while the extension of Rowan Liburd's loan deal from Reading gives him plenty of options in attack. 


Tickets must now be purchased on arrival at the stadium - Wanderers have been given an allocation of both standing and seating tickets (up to 1,700 standing and 300 seating).

Adults: £18
Concessions: £12
Under 5s: FREE

Adults: £19
Concessions: £13
Under 5s: FREE

Concessions are classed as seniors over 65, under 16s or students with valid ID.

Click here for Adrian Wood's guide for the trip to York.

Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 8,256 (seating 3,409). Away fans use turnstiles 14 to 23 in Grosvenor Road. The Grosvenor Road End for away fans is predominantly uncovered terracing and is situated behind the goal. It can hold 1,785 spectators. There are also an additional 332 covered seats available to away fans in section U of the Popular Stand, immediately to the right of the Grosvenor Road End and running along the side of the pitch.

Facilities around the ground
There is a supporters club called the Pitchside Bar, which is situated on one corner of the ground. This usually allows in away supporters. The nearest hostelry is “The Burton Stone” situated on the A19 as you near the ground. This is popular with away fans. Going back down the A19 (away from the City Centre) there is the 'Old Grey Mare' which tends to be a lot quieter. The ground is about a 15 minute walk from the City Centre where there can be found a good selection of hostelries and food outlets.
Can't make it?
Will Vince and Matt Cecil are behind the mic to provide live commentary on Chairboys Player and the FLi Player app from 2.55pm. Alternatively you can follow regular updates on our Twitter account - @wwfcofficial.

Last time out
Recap that 3-0 win on the opening day of the season:

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