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The Big Match Preview: Stourbridge

6 January 2017

The countdown continues...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Stourbridge
Saturday 7th January 2017, k.o. 3pm 
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ 
Referee: Darren England

Adams Park is poised to erupt with cup fever once again as Wanderers and Stourbridge go head-to-head in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday (k.o. 3pm).

Just like last year, there are three divisions between the two sides, but rather than facing Premier League opposition as they did against Aston Villa, the Chairboys are the giants this time hoping to avoid being slayed by Stourbridge, who play their football in the seventh tier.

It's their first ever appearance in the third round of the competition and their fans have come out in force with the occasion, completely selling out their allocation of 2,000 tickets.

There are still tickets left for Wanderers fans to snap up but they must be purchased before 5pm on Friday by calling 01494 441118, visiting Adams Park or booking online. However, please be aware you can only purchase a ticket if you have a previous booking history with us.

The adventure continues... and you won't want to miss it!

What they said
Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth: "Stourbridge are on a fantastic run and they beat League 1 Northampton in the last round, so it will be a very tough game. People may think we have an easy game but trust me, I know it's not.

"Everyone outside of Wycombe wants to see an upset and I've been on the wrong end of some in the past. We have to keep our humility about us and be as solid and professional as always."

Stourbridge boss Gary Hackett: “The feeling in the camp is very good and we are very much looking forward to the game. We are very respectful of Wycombe, they are on a great run themselves and they have flown up League Two, and they are certainly going to be a tough nut to crack.

“But hopefully, it will be another case of the magic of The FA Cup. We are the underdogs and we just have to try and create that major upset that makes the competition so special. It’s going to be the biggest game in the history of the football club, there’s no doubt about it. I think we’ll see a committed, determined performance from the team, and I like to think we have some ability in this side. Wycombe will go into this game as the favourites, but we have proved before that we can upset the apple cart.”

In the news
- Gareth Ainsworth speaking to Get Bucks
- Wycombe Sound's interviews with Gareth and Scott Kashket
- Gary Hackett on the FA website
- Stourbridge's road to round three, by the Express & Star
- Stourbridge keeper Matt Gould hopes to emulate the Crazy Gang

What's the story?
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to find out the key storylines ahead of the game.

Supporter guide
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for a must-read information pack for supporters attending the match.

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