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The Big Match Preview: Plymouth

14 March 2017

All you need to know ahead of the Sky Bet League 2 meeting with Plymouth Argyle at Adams Park tonight (k.o. 7.45pm).

Wycombe Wanderers vs Plymouth Argyle
Tuesday 14th March 2017, k.o. 7.45pm 
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ 
Referee: Charles Breakspear

Midweek football returns to Adams Park for the first time since September - and it could be a cracker under the lights.

Wanderers ran out 5-1 winners against Crewe the last time they stepped out for a Tuesday night game on home turf, and tonight's visit of the Pilgrims has all the ingredients for another unmissable night of League 2 action with both sides seeking a successful end to the campaign.

Plymouth sit four points behind leaders Doncaster and look comfortably on course for automatic promotion, holding a 10-point advantage over the chasing pack in the play-offs

Both clubs may be glad to see the end of midweek football, with Plymouth losing all five evening kick-offs in 2017, while Wycombe's run of six consecutive away games on Tuesday nights yielded only one victory.

Argyle collected only a second win in seven games at the weekend, seeing off Mansfield 2-0 at the One Call Stadium despite being on the back foot for much of the match, while Wanderers earned a point against in-form Blackpool thanks to Jamal Blackman's late penalty save.

Recent meetings between the sides have been eventful to say the least; Wycombe came out on top in the 2014/15 play-off semi-finals and triumphed at Home Park last season despite having 46-year-old Barry Richardson in goal for the majority of the game.

Argyle won 2-1 at Adams Park last year to extend their unbeaten run in regular league fixtures in south Bucks to five games, while the Chairboys earned a point with a last-minute Myles Weston strike in an enthralling 3-3 draw at Home Park on Boxing Day.

Gareth Ainsworth was able to welcome back Aaron Pierre, Dominic Gape and Sam Saunders back into the fold on Saturday after injury and could have Matt Bloomfield available again, while Argyle are hoping that Matty Kennedy and Antoni Sarcevic shake off their injuries in time for the trip east.

Plymouth boss Derek Adams celebrates his 100th game in charge of the Pilgrims.

Man in the middle
Charles Breakspear was last at Adams Park in November for the 4-2 defeat to Checkatrade Trophy, and showed two red cards to Leyton Orient players in their 2-0 loss to Plymouth earlier in the season.

In total he has brandished 131 yellow cards and six reds in his 32 games so far.

First Time Fans 
Read our guide for first-time fans here

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

Plymouth fans are accommodated in the Panache Stand - they can pay cash on the turnstile, or by card from Ticket Office 1 on arrival.

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.

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

Adams Park – 21.45
Cressex Park & Ride – 21.55
Eden Bus Station – 22.05
Wycombe Railway Station – 22.15

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 7.15pm, 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 or 2 (from 5.30pm).
Buying tickets for upcoming games - ticket office 1
Collecting pre-booked tickets - ticket office 1
Ticket enquiries - 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

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 5.30pm. 
  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands, and after the game.
  • Monty's - home fans only. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee - away fans only.
All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls, with the exception of the marquee.

There is a new BBQ serving burgers, hot dogs and steak burgers close to the entrance of the Caledonian Suite; this will also be open at half-time.

Inside the stadium, each stand is serviced by a kiosk serving hot and cold food and drink. 

Ales in the Caledonian Suite this weekend include Bombardier Reserve, Caledonian 'Over The Bar', Sloping Loakes and Spring Sprinter.

This week's matchday programme contains the views of Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield in their regular columns while Bucks Free Press sports reporter Nick Tunney continues his new series of features from the press box.

There's a recap of the draw with Blackpool including an interview with Jamal Blackman, while Steve Wilson inducts the latest star into his Hall of Fame, Tom Bowers recalls a previous meeting with Argyle and there's a round-up of the latest activity from the Sports & Education Trust.

This edition is 64 pages and costs £3.

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.

Last time out
The Boxing Day thriller ended 3-3.

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