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The Big Match Preview: Tottenham

27 January 2017

One final look ahead to another famous day in Wycombe Wanderers' history.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 28th January, 3pm
White Hart Lane
Referee: Roger East

Just before 3pm on Saturday afternoon, Wycombe Wanderers will walk out shoulder-to-shoulder with one of the most famous clubs in world football, at a ground steeped in tradition in what could be the last ever FA Cup match to be played at White Hart Lane.

Recent history has produced mixed fortunes for the Chairboys. Turbulence off the pitch during the Trust takeover, near-oblivion at the time of the 'great escape' at Torquay, the ecstasy and the agony at Wembley, and the mammoth efforts against Aston Villa last year.

Tomorrow is another proud occasion for the club - whatever the outcome - and signifies a well-deserved reward in many senses for the dedication, resilience and togetherness of everyone involved with the Wanderers.

The financial upsides go without saying, but the privilege of taking part in such a prestigious occasion has been earned by those victories in previous rounds against Portsmouth, Chesterfield and Stourbridge, securing a passage to the fourth stage for just the second time in the club's history.

Gareth Ainsworth's men went viral for their superb video reaction to the draw being made three weeks ago, congregated in a hotel ahead of a Checkatrade Trophy tie with Blackpool and whooping and dancing with delight when they discovered they'd been paired with the Premier League giants.

But they've since returned to earth and continued this hugely impressive unbeaten run, currently standing at 16 games, and reaching the semi-final of the Trophy just three days ago with a win at Mansfield.

Media attention has reached fever pitch, with dozens of attendees arriving at the training ground across three press sessions in the past fortnight, each eager to discover more about the stories behind the stars which make up this confident and progressive Wycombe squad.

But as of today, the talking has stopped, the cameras have stopped rolling and the players have gone about their business as usual - in private - at the training ground, putting the final preparations in place as they find a way to overcome Mauricio Pochettino's in-form Spurs.

Wycombe will be roared on by 4,035 supporters who snapped up the highly sought-after supply of tickets to secure their place at the Lane for what could be an adventure to rival anything previously achieved in Wanderers' 129-year history.

Team news
Matt Bloomfield and Dayle Southwell are the only definite absentees for the Chairboys, with Michael Harriman back in contention after recovering from a groin injury to take his place on the bench for Tuesday's fixture.

Spurs are likely to hand opportunities to a number of fringe players - as they did for their third round win against Aston Villa - but will definitely be without Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela through injury.

Media coverage
Click here to catch up with everything's that been spoken or written about the big match.

Supporter guide
Click here to find out all you need to know about getting to the Lane tomorrow.

Bid for commemorative match-worn shirts
Wanderers will be wearing commemorative shirts with the fixture, date and venue sublimated around the crest. Bid to own one of the match-worn shirts for yourself - click here to find out how.

Send in your good luck messages
Post with the hashtag #GoodLuckAtTheLane to send on your messages to the players! Click here for more.

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