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The Big Match Preview - Accrington Stanley

15 March 2016

All you need to know about the Sky Bet League 2 meeting at the Wham Stadium on Wednesday (k.o. 7.45pm).

Accrington Stanley vs Wycombe Wanderers
Wednesday 16th March 2016, k.o. 7.45pm
Wham Stadium, BB5 5BX
Referee: Paul Tierney

The Chairboys have nailed their home form - now it's time to get their away record back on track and they begin a double-header of games in the north-west with a tricky test against high-flying Accrington Stanley.

John Coleman's side find themselves amongst the promotion front-runners, sitting just five points behind the automatic promotion spots with a game in hand following a last-gasp triumph over Plymouth on Saturday.

Stanley have scored in every home game so far, although Wanderers already have a history of quashing such records, having won 1-0 at a previously unstoppable Plymouth in January, and will look to end a bizarre sequence where each of their last six outings have all finished 1-0 to the home side.

Gareth Ainsworth missed this fixture last season when a nasty illness kept him tuned in to the Chairboys Player commentary at home rather than watching on from the sidelines in the 1-1 draw in December 2014, and Wycombe's last visit to the Wham Stadium proved to be fruitless as the referee postponed the match just as the team coach pulled into the car park, with a heavily waterlogged surface rendering the pitch unplayable.

This time they have an opportunity to edge closer to their initial 61-point target - and potentially leap into the top seven - if they can overcome Accrington and back it up with a positive result in the weekend's visit to Carlisle United.

Blues have no fresh injury worries which means Paris Cowan-Hall and Alex Lynch are the only confirmed absentees, while Max Kretzschmar could be back in contention after missing the 1-0 win over Stevenage with a knock picked up in training.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased in advance until 12pm, or on arrival at the stadium at no extra cost.

Wanderers are accommodated either in the terrace behind one goal, or in seats to one side.

Prices:
Adults: £15
Concessions: £10
U12s: FREE

Fans who purchased a ticket for the original tie (12.12.15) are entitled to a full refund, in light of the recently reduced prices for Accrington fixtures. Contact the Wycombe Wanderers ticket office for further details.

Call 01494 441118, visit the ticket office at Adams Park or book online.

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

Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 5,057 (seated 2,000). Visitors are mostly housed in the Coppice Terrace at one end of the ground. This can hold up to 1,800 fans after this area was recently extended. In addition some seats are available in the Whinney Hill Stand. This has a mixture of seating and terrace and has the benefit of some cover, unlike the Coppice Terrace which is open to the elements. The official ASFC programme, containing all latest news, interviews, features and reports is available around the ground priced £3.

Facilities around the ground
The nearest hostelry is “The Crown” just behind the ground on Whalley Road. This is Accrington Stanley’s pub, with all supporters welcome, and every penny spent there helps the club. “The Grey Horse” is just 5 minutes’ walk from the ground heading towards the town centre. This serves a wide selection of drinks all day. Just opposite this hostelry the Oaklea Fish and Chip shop.
 
Can't make it?
Bill Turnbull and Phil Catchpole are behind the mic to provide live commentary on Chairboys Player and the FLi Player app from 7.40pm. Alternatively you can follow regular updates on our Twitter account - @wwfcofficial.

Last time out
Paris Cowan-Hall scored a beauty in last year's 1-1 draw:


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