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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Coventry

All you need to know.

31 December 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more.

Wycombe Wanderers vs Coventry City
Tuesday 1st January 2019, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Neil Hair

After three straight losses, a meeting with a bogey side who've just returned to form with back-to-back victories may not look the ideal start to 2019 for the Chairboys... but they're on a mission to right the wrongs of the Christmas period and get the New Year off to a flyer.

2-0 up at half-time at Gillingham and everything was looking rosy for the Blues, but a slight dip below the usual standard of performance has been ruthlessly punished and although they dominated proceedings at Glanford Park on Saturday, they returned south with nothing to show for their efforts.

Now they come up against a Coventry side who've won all five recent meetings in league and cup between the sides, and put a dismal run of form behind them with successive triumphs at the Ricoh Arena.

Adams Park was a gloriously happy home for Gareth Ainsworth's men during a sequence of six straight home league wins before the setback against AFC Wimbledon, and they'll be looking to recapture that feelgood factor on Tuesday afternoon.

Not familiar with a matchday at Adams Park? Read our First Time Fans Guide.

And Coventry supporters - take a look at our Away Fans Guide.

Team news
Nathan Tyson could be back in contention after missing the trip to Scunthorpe, and Matt Bloomfield may also be included after suffering a knee injury in the reverse fixture in October. Scott Kashket and Fred Onyedinma were both withdrawn with muscle strains at Glanford Park and will be assessed.

City could be without Luke Thomas, who suffered a head injury on Boxing Day, which gave Zain Westbrooke the chance to make his debut for the Sky Blues.

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

Tickets can be purchased on arrival, from Ticket Office 1, or cash turnstiles to the terrace and away stand.

Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the blue pod outside Ticket Office 1.


There's some new items in the shop including two new leisuire range items - a baseball jacket and long-sleeved t-shirt. It's open from 10am.

Randell Williams stars on the cover while inside there's a photo review on 2018, some alternative awards, plus the thoughts of the boss, Matt Bloomfield, Ryan Allsop, Ian Baker, Nick Tunney and much more.

Pick up a copy for £3.50 around the ground.

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

Arriva operate a matchday service at a standard fare of £3 single or £4 return, irrespective of where passengers join or leave the service. Children aged 12 and under are charged half price (£1.50 single or £2 return).

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 12 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)
Buying tickets for upcoming games - Ticket Office 1
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod outside Ticket Office
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 outside Ticket Office 1
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 12pm. 
  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Open at half-time for fans in the Beechdean Stand and terrace. Open after the game.
  • Monty's – no away colours. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – home and away fans, with hot food and alcoholic and hot/soft drinks available from the marquee.

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.

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.
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 to the public.
5.15pm - Q&A in Caledonian Suite.

Can't make it?

You can watch live on iFollow from inside the UK & Ireland for £10, or listen with a regular subscription.

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