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The Big Match Preview: Accrington Stanley

16 August 2016

All you need to know ahead of tonight's Sky Bet League Two clash with Accrington Stanley at Adams Park (k.o. 7.45pm).

Wycombe Wanderers vs Accrington Stanley
Tuesday 16th August 2016, k.o. 7.45pm
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ
Referee: Brendan Malone

The Blues are up and running thanks to Saturday's last-gasp victory over Grimsby Town - and now they have the chance to make it back-to-back wins as the visit of Accrington Stanley comes around quickly after.

Having been unrewarded for their efforts in the opening league and cup matches, Wanderers earned their slice of fortune when Adebayo Akinfenwa's header bounced off the posts and into the path of Anthony Stewart to tuck home the winner in his 99th Chairboys game at the weekend.

Now he gets set to reach a century of appearances for the return of Accrington just four months after their last visit - a day in which Stanley celebrated moving to the brink of promotion, only to fall at the final hurdle and then lose out in the play-offs to Adebayo Akinfenwa's AFC Wimbledon.

They arrive in south Bucks with a minor injury crisis up front, although last year's top scorer Billy Kee could be back in contention after missing recent games with a shoulder injury. Boss John Coleman has had to contend with the loss of key men Tom Davies, Adam Buxton, Josh Windass and Matt Crooks over the summer, but they showed no signs of weakness in the wins over Doncaster and Bradford, before losing 2-0 at Barnet on Saturday.

Wanderers are without a win in their last seven meetings with Stanley, but go into tonight's game with confidence, and a new goalkeeper following the arrival of Jamal Blackman from Chelsea. He'll go straight into the side while recent injury victims Paul Hayes and Paris Cowan-Hall could feature.

Tickets
Tickets start at £15 for adults and £7 for juniors, while under 7s go free in the family stand.

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

Stanley fans are accommodated in blocks H&V of the Beechdean 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.

Outbound:
Wycombe Railway Station – 17.50 and 18.50
Eden Bus Station – 18.00 and 19.00
Cressex Park & Ride – 18.10 and 19.10
Adams Park – 18.20 and 19.20

Inbound:
Adams Park – 21.45
Cressex Park & Ride – 21.55
Eden Bus Station – 22.05
Wycombe Railway Station – 22.15

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

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 7.15pm.

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 - Ticket Office 1 (open from 5.30pm)
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Ticket enquiries - Ticket Office 1, window 4
Shop - shop entrance (doors to the left of 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 from 5.30pm and remain open after the match.
  • Vere Suite - home fans only. Also open at half-time for home fans.
  • Monty's - home and away fans.
  • Marquee - closed.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
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.

Programme
Tonight's edition of Parklife is a 64-page programme priced at £3, including columns from Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield, an interview with centurion Anthony Stewart, a report and photos from Saturday's win, a step back in time to a previous meeting with Stanley, an away day review from Crawley and plenty of fun for the kids in Bodger's Corner.

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
5.30pm - car park, bars, shop and ticket office open.
6.15pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
6.45pm - teams announced via Twitter.
7pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
7.45pm - kick-off.
8.30pm - half-time. Home fans have access to the Vere Suite.
8.45pm - second half commences.
9.30pm - full-time.

Live commentary
Tune in to Chairboys PlayerHD for live commentary from 7.40pm. Click here for details of how to subscribe.

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