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The Big Match Preview: Scunthorpe vs Wycombe

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28 December 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Scunthorpe United vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 29th December 2018, k.o. 3pm
Glanford Park
Referee: Darren Drysdale

The Iron and the Chairboys go head-to-head at Glanford Park this weekend as both sides look to get back to winning ways in Sky Bet League One.

For Wanderers it hasn't been a happy Christmas in terms of results, with back-to-back defeats at the hands of AFC Wimbledon and Burton Albion respectvely, but they still sit in a healthy position of 12th in the table, 11 points clear of danger going into this one.

Scunthorpe's woes have lingered on for a little while longer and are currently on an alarming run of seven straight defeats in all competitions, leading to them currently residing in 23rd place. With 22 games left to play, there is still plenty of time to turn things around and Stuart McCall's men will be hoping a win on Saturday will be the start of a revival for the North Lincolnshire side.

When these two sides met back in October in the reverse fixture it was certainly not short of drama, as Wycombe recovered from a disastrous start to record a spectacular 3-2 win, despite keeper Ryan Allsop being shown a red card with the scores locked at 2-2.

Advanced price tickets will go off sale from the ticket office at Adams Park at 12pm today (Friday 28th December). Pre-booked tickets can be collected from Adams Park before that time, or from Glanford Park from 1pm on the day of the game.

Tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the game at the following prices:

Adults: £25
Seniors/U21/Student (with valid NUS): £17
Under 18: £8
Under 12 (Max 2 per paying adult): FREE

Team News
Cameron Burgess returns to contention for Scunthorpe following a one-match suspension. Josh Morris faces two months out with a fractured fibula and strained ankle ligaments. Elsewhere, Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) continue to miss out, Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season, while Matthew Lund (knee) is also out for an unspecified length of time. Meanwhile, Jordan Clarke (knee) is out for three months.

The Chairboys were boosted by the return of Ryan Allsop (ankle) and Adebayo Akinfewna (foot) at Burton and both will be available once again this weekend. Darius Charles (hip) and Matt Bloomfield (knee) are both nearing a return to action, but this game may come too soon for the pair.

Wycombe will be in their third choice White strip.

Man in the Middle
Darren Drysdale has shown 82 yellow and three red cards in his 22 matches in charge so far this season.

He last took charge of a Wycombe fixture in September, in the 1-0 win at Northampton Town in the Checkatrade Trophy.

By Adrian Wood


Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the usual route to the northbound M1 (M40 west, exiting at Junction 10 to take A43 towards Northampton and joining the M1 at Junction 15A). At Junction 32 join the M18 (sign posted The North, Doncaster). Continue to Junction 5 and join the M180, sign posted Grimsby. Leave the M180 at Junction 3 and take the M181 for Scunthorpe. At the end of the motorway, you will see the ground on your right. Turn right at the first roundabout onto the A18 and right again into the large car park at the ground. 

Mileage from High Wycombe = 186 (approx. journey time 3 hours 20 minutes)

Recommended area for car parking
Car parking at the ground is available in the East Car Park for 600 cars, priced at £3 on a first-come, first-served basis. In the surrounding areas, there is limited street parking with police restrictions, while there are parking restrictions in the retail car parks.

Travelling by coach?
OWWSA will be running a coach that will leave Adams Park at 09.00. Travel prices are £24 for adults, £23 for seniors, and £22 for juniors. The price for non-members is £29 (no refund if game is cancelled and the coaches have left their depot). ( you need to do so by Thursday 27th December at 5pm.

Using the train?
London North Eastern Railway operates a good service from London Kings Cross changing at Doncaster; journey time a little less than 2½ hours. The station however is over two miles from the ground. The best way to get to the stadium from there is by taxi, but alternatively you can walk to the bus station and take a bus to either Tesco or Bolsover Road.

Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 9,088. Visiting supporters are usually located in the AMS Stand, which is the South Stand of the ground. Located behind one of the goals, it can hold up to 1,678 supporters. The stand is all-seated. The AMS Stand holds an away bar underneath the stand. As well as the away bar, the location has a variety of refreshments and snacks available. There are two catering points at either corner at the stand, opened to meet the requirements subject to the numbers attending. Toilets are also located at either corner of the stand. The programme seller will be located on the inside of the ground, next to the turnstile entrance, should you want to purchase an edition of "The Iron”.

Spare time on your hands?
The “Iron Bar” at the stadium admits visiting supporters. Otherwise near to the ground there is “The Old Farmhouse” pub that allows away fans providing though that they are not wearing team colours. There is another pub near the ground called “The Berkeley” that is popular with away supporters. To find this hostelry follow the main road towards Scunthorpe and it is on the left-hand corner of the first roundabout you reach. If coming by train, then “The Honest Lawyer” on Oswald Road is well worth a visit. Also, on Oswald Road is “The Blue Bell” which is a Wetherspoons outlet. Across the road from the ground there is a Retail Park with a number of eating outlets such as a KFC & McDonalds.

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