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The Big Match Preview: Leyton Orient

16 December 2016

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

Wycombe Wanderers vs Leyton Orient
Saturday 17th December 2016, k.o. 3pm 
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ 
Referee: Rob Lewis

Your Chairboys left the Adams Park pitch at the end of November with four consecutive wins under their belts - they return on Saturday with three more victories to show for their efforts in three different competitions away from home, and looking to keep their run going.

The surge up the table has been as rapid as it has been impressive, leaving Gareth Ainsworth's men well-placed for a prosperous second half of the season, having collected maximum points from their last five league games, as well as remaining in two cups.

And it's impossible to pin the turnaround on one factor in particular. Injuries have cleared up, the defence has found consistency with a settled line-up, the midfield three have complemented each other impeccably and whoever is deployed in attack has been doing the business, with all five forwards either scoring or assisting in the past fortnight.

Wanderers will have to do without one of those such strikers as Adebayo Akinfenwa misses out through suspension, while Paul Hayes hopes to recover in time following the knock he collected at Millwall, but Scott Kashket is definitely in contention to face the club that let him leave in August, with 10 goals in 11 appearances to show for his efforts in light and dark blue.

Myles Weston is also available again, meaning Dayle Southwell is the only player definitely ruled out by injury, while Nick Freeman and Scott Brown remain out on loan.

Orient arrive with renewed confidence having beaten Accrington 1-0 last week, with new boss Andy Edwards hoping to launch a surge up the table following a period of changes in the managerial hotseat.
First Time Fans 
Read our guide for first-time fans here

Tickets start at £15 for adults and £7 for juniors, while under 7s go free in the Origin Family Stand. Season ticket holders are encouraged to take up the offer of up to four guests tickets for just £5 each, available in advance and on the day (though any seat transfers must be arranged in advance).

Click here for all the details and call 01494 441118 or go online to book standard tickets. Guest tickets must be booked in person or over the phone. 

Orient fans are accommodated in the Panache Stand. 

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)
  • 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 
  • End of Hillbottom Road – 17.10
  • Handy Cross Park & Ride – 17.20
  • Eden Bus Station – 17.30
  • Wycombe Railway Station – 17.40
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 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. 

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 for this game - ticket office 1 (open from 10pm) or 2 (from 1pm).
Buying tickets for upcoming games - ticket office 1
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1 
Ticket enquiries - ticket office 1, window 4 
Shop - through the shop doors 
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. 
  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands, but closed after the game due to a Christmas party
  • Monty's - home fans only. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee - Orient fans. 
All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls, with the exception of the marquee. 

Inside the stadium, each stand is serviced by a kiosk serving hot and cold food and drink. 

After the game, Chairboys fans are invited to stay behind for a pre-Christmas get-together in the Beechdean Stand - click here for more details.

This week's matchday programme includes columns from Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield, plus a Christmas message from chairman Andrew Howard, while there's a round-up of recent matches, interviews with Scott Kashket and Aaron Pierre, and Emanuel Conceicao takes part in the Me and my Wycombe feature.

Steve Wilson inducts the latest star into his Hall of Fame, Tom Bowers recalls a previous meeting with Orient and there's a round-up of the latest activity from the Sports & Education Trust. 

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 
10am - ticket office 1 and shop open.
12pm - bars open. 
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl. 
2.00pm - 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 Caledonian Suite. 
4pm - second half commences. 
4.45pm - full-time. Beechdean Stand and Monty's bar open.

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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