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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Chesterfield

All you need to know.

15 December 2017

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Chesterfield
Saturday 16th December 2017, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Nicholas Kinseley

With six wins from their last eight games at Adams Park, the Chairboys are back in town and looking to continue their fine home form against an improving Chesterfield outfit.

Last weekend’s 0-0 draw at Stevenage ended a mini sequence of defeats on the road but it’s on home soil where Gareth Ainsworth’s men have really hit their groove, tasting victory in each of their last four matches in front of their own fans.

Next up are a Spireites side who endured a wretched start to the season following relegation from League 1 last season, but the appointment of legendary ex-player Jack Lester as manager has culminated in an impressive run of form to galvanise the club as a whole.

Whisper it quietly but Wycombe haven’t lost their pre-Christmas home game in this millennium, and a repeat of their recent displays against Yeovil and Crawley could see them celebrating another three points come 5pm on Saturday.

Team news
Gareth Ainsworth hopes to have Dominic Gape available again after a hamstring problem, while Scott Kashket is edging closer to a return following his long-standing pelvic injury.

Andy Kellett should return for Chesterfield after injury – while former Chairboys striker Gozie Ugwu is contention again – but Brad Barry has joined Laurence Maguire, Joe Anyon and Jordan Sinnott in the treatment room.

Man in the middle
Nick Kinseley has shown 62 yellow and four red cards in his 16 games in charge so far this season.

He officiated three Chairboys games last season; the 1-0 loss at Crawley in the opening day, in which a Reds defender was sent off, the 1-0 home win over Exeter, and the 2-1 success at Grimsby, in which the hosts were awarded a penalty.

Chairboys fans can benefit from a £2 discount when they book before 5pm on Friday; click here for all the details including prices and how to book.

You can travel to the game by bus thanks to the Arriva service. 

Effective from October 2017, Arriva operate a revised matchday service at a standard fare of £3 single or £4 return, irrespective of where passengers join or leave the service. Children aged 11 and under are charged half price (£1.50 single or £2 return). 

Saturday 3pm kick-offs:
Handy Cross Hub – 12.55 and 13.55
Rail Station – 13.05 and 14.05
Frogmoor – 13.10 and 14.10
Bus Station – 13.15 and 14.15
Adams Park – 13.30 and 14.30

The return service will depart from Adams Park approximately 20 minutes after full-time, calling at the same pick-up/drop-off points.

Fares will be charged as follows:

Adult Single: £3
Adult Return: £4
Child Single: £1.50
Child Return: £2

Children are classed as ages 11 and under.

There will be no parking for the general public in the lower tier - spaces in the upper tier are £5 per car.

There is an additional club-run car park behind Origin Global (on the left before the Adams Park gates), priced at £5 a car.

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 (from 12pm).
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Ticket enquiries and tickets for away games (until 2pm, and after the game) - 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
Kids zone - the WWSET inflatable target practice will be outside the marquee.

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 12pm. 

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Mini ale festival in operation. Closed from 3pm onwards
  • Monty's – home and away fans. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands, and after the game for all until 6pm.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee – home and away fans.

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.

Anthony Stewart is the cover star while there’s a selection of great photos from last weekend’s fun in the snow, columns from Bucks Free Press reporter Nick Tunney, Gareth Ainsworth, Matt Bloomfield and Ian Baker as well as summaries of the last two matches.

Tom Hancock introduces the visitors, Adrian Wood re-visits former encounters with the Spireites, Scott Brown talks through last week’s near-goal at Stevenage and look ahead to the upcoming FA Cup tie with Preston.

Pick up a copy for £3.50 around the ground.

Santa Claus and bucking reindeer
Santa Claus, a bucking reindeer and a BBQ will be amongst the attractions in the fans village around the marquee.

Father Christmas makes his annual visit to Adams Park, together with his sleigh and replica reindeer, collecting donations for the High Wycombe Rotary Club's nominated charities.

There'll be a bucking reindeer for fans to see how long they can stay on board, plus music, a BBQ and an inflatable target practice for supporters of all ages to test their shooting skills.

Legends assemble
Former top-flight stars Geoff Thomas and Darren Anderton will be in attendance for Q&A sessions in the VIP Honours Lounge and Caledonian Suite ahead of kick-off, before the official launch of the summer Masters Football tournament at Adams Park takes place on the pitch at half-time.

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 £ tickets from our vendors around the ground to be entered into the draw, where 50% of the takings go into the prize find and the other 50% goes to support club projects.

Matchday timetable
10am - shop open.
12pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
12pm - Caledonian Suite and Monty's open.
1pm - collection point at blue pod open.
1pm - players begin to arrive.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2pm - teams announced via Twitter.
2.10pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
3pm - kick-off.
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands have access to Monty’s.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Monty's open.

Can't make it?

Listen live on iFollow with Phil Catchpole on the club's new and improved audio and video service, while overseas fans can watch the game live for the first time. Click here for details.

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