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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Crawley

All you need to know.

17 November 2017

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Crawley Town
Saturday 18th November 2017, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Antony Coggins

After three weeks away in league, cup and Trophy, the Chairboys are back at Adams Park looking to return to winning ways against Crawley Town this Saturday.

Their last outing on home turf was clouded in controversy with Cheltenham’s late equaliser denying the hosts all three points following a push which went unnoticed, but there were positives to take with Gareth Ainsworth’s men netting three times in a game for the eighth time this season.

They’ve hit 13 goals in their last six matches at Adams Park but come up against a Crawley side who have kept things tight in recent matches, remaining unbeaten away since September but scoring only two times in their last seven games.

They’re managed by ex-Leeds and Australia hero Harry Kewell, who makes his first ever visit to Adams Park looking to replicate the Reds’ success of their last trip to south Bucks, having won 2-1 in February to complete a double over the Blues last season.

Team news
Gareth Ainsworth has reported no new injuries with only Michael Harriman expected to be out beyond Christmas, as Scott Kashket, Nathan Tyson and Josh Umerah edge closer to a return.

Crawley are without captain Jimmy Smith due to injury, but Josh Doherty returns following international duty. Former Wycombe duo Josh Payne and Dannie Bulman could line up in midfield.

Man in the middle
Antony Coggins has only shown 25 yellow and no red cards in his 12 games as a referee this season – his first in the EFL.

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.

Please note the ticket office phone line will not be open on the day of the game.

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 plus FA Cup tickets (season ticket holders until 2pm) - 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. Ale festival in operation. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands.
  • Monty's - no away colours. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee – closed.

All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls, and will be showing the early kick-off between Arsenal and Tottenham.

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

Bucks Fire & Rescue
The Bucks Fire & Rescue crew will be bringing an engine along from 1.30pm for fans to meet the fire fighters and peek inside the vehicle.

Wycombe Leisure Centre
Our match sponsors will be meeting fans close to the entrance gate and providing special prizes in our half-time entertainment, which features members of the FFIT class.

Adebayo Akinfenwa is the cover star while Phil Slatter reviews books featuring the Chairboys from down the years, and there are columns from Bucks Free Press reporter Nick Tunney, iFollow commentator Phil Catchpole plus Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield.

Tom Hancock introduces the visitors, Adrian Wood re-visits former encounters with the Reds, Joe Jacobson looks to bounce back from defeat and you can find out more about the players’ recent scavenger hunt around town.

Pick up a copy for £3.50 around the ground.

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 the Caledonian Suite.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite and Monty's open.
5.15pm - Q&A in the Caledonian Suite.

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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