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The Big Match Preview: Crewe Alexandra

27 September 2016

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

Wycombe Wanderers vs Crewe Alexandra
Tuesday 27th September 2016, k.o. 7.45pm
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ
Referee: John Busby

Wanderers' stop-start beginning to the 2016/17 campaign sees them looking to bounce back from a defeat in the first of three back-to-back home games in the space of a week.

Victories over Grimsby, Northampton and Stevenage so far this season have proved the Blues' potential but they've been unable to follow each triumph with another, and while there were plenty of impressive signs in the weekend clash with Carlisle, they left the north-west with no points to add to the three they'd collected in the professional win over Stevenage the week before.

Tonight sees Crewe Alexandra roll into town for their first league visit since 2011, although the clubs have crossed paths twice in the FA Cup since then. Steve Davis was the manager to mastermind their rise to the third tier in 2013 but they succumbed to relegation at the end of last term, and they've made a strong start in their bid to return to League 1 at the first attempt.

Saturday's 1-1 draw with Blackpool kept their tally of defeats to just one in the league this season, and veteran striker Ryan Lowe was on target once again having returned to Gresty Road in the summer.

Wycombe have some impressive goalscoring records in their ranks as well and captain Paul Hayes makes his 100th appearance for the Chairboys over two spells, while boss Gareth Ainsworth says he is close to bringing one or two players back from injury over the next week or so.

Ed Wood
Tonight the club are pleased to host Ed Wood, who is embarking on a Guinness World Record attempt to watch a match at each of the 92 English grounds (plus Scottish club Berwick Rangers) in the shortest time possible. His challenge is raising money for Prostate Cancer UK - click here if you're able to support Ed.

Tickets
Tickets start at £15 for adults and £7 for juniors, while under 7s go free in the Origin Family Stand.

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

Crewe 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.

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 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 - Ticket Office 1, window 4
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, a report and photos from Saturday's trip to Carlisle, a step back in time to a previous meeting with the Railwaymen, Samuel Mohammed's 'Me and my Wycombe' story 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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