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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Coventry

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27 February 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Coventry City
Tuesday 27th February 2018, k.o. 7.45pm
Adams Park
Referee: Brendan Malone

Both of Wycombe’s home midweek league games so far this season have finished 3-2 to the home side. It was the same scoreline when these sides met at the Ricoh Arena on the last Friday night before Christmas. As the promotion race hots up on what could be the coldest night of the year, brace for yet more goals and yet more drama under the lights…

2018 had begun almost perfectly for the Chairboys with seven wins from eight league games before they tumbled at home to lowly Morecambe on Saturday, but the opportunity to bounce back comes around quickly with the visit of ninth-placed Coventry.

Wanderers’ last 46 league games have yielded 84 points – the same tally they reached in the 2014/15 campaign to reach the play-offs – so if they can improve on the last dozen matches of last season then they could well seal their place in League 1 next term.

Hoping to do the same are a Sky Blues outfit who’ve lost form of late – perhaps distracted by an FA Cup fifth round adventure – but they performed admirably with 10 men for most of the game to earn a first point in four league games at Mansfield at the weekend.

*Click here to read our First Time Fans Guide*

Weather update
There was no snow overnight and the undersoil heating has been in constant operation to ensure the pitch is entirely playable, meaning that the club foresee no issues with the game going ahead in spite of the national weather warnings. Any change to that situation will be posted across the website and social media throughout the day.

Team news
Gareth Ainsworth could make changes after the 4-2 loss to Morecambe, though he has no fresh injury worries to be concerned about.

Coventry defender Jordan Willis is suspended, but Tom Davies, Jodi Jones and Tony Andreu remain injured.

Man in the middle
Experienced official Brendan Malone takes charge of his first match this season in any competition, having visited Adams Park twice last year for games against Accrington and Stevenage.

Chairboys fans can benefit from a £2 discount when they book in advance; click here for all the details including prices and how to book. Phone lines open from 10am on the day of the game, while tickets can be bought on arrival from Ticket Office 1 (open from 5.30pm).

Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the blue pod, which has moved slightly to the side of the Staff & Deliveries entrance.

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 11 and under are charged half price (£1.50 single or £2 return). 

Tuesday 7.45pm kick-offs:
Handy Cross Hub – 17.40 and 18.40
Rail Station – 17.50 and 18.50
Frogmoor – 17.55 and 18.55
Bus Station – 18.00 and 19.00
Adams Park – 18.15 and 19.15

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. Note that adverse weather conditions could result in the capacity being reduced.

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.

Fans should note that the car parks at industrial sites along Hillbottom Road are not guaranteed to be available for midweek fixtures, depending on the operating hours of those businesses.

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 5.30pm).
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod outside Ticket Office 1/Deliveries
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 6pm. 

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. 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 – home and away fans.

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 £2 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 - phone lines and shop open.
5.30pm - Ticket Office 1 opens.
5.45pm - players begin to arrive.
6pm - Caledonian Suite & Monty's bars open.
6pm - collection point at blue pod open.
6.15pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
6.45pm - teams announced via Twitter.
6.55pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
7pm - warm-up begins.
7.40pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
7.45pm - kick-off.
8.30pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean Stand & terrace have access to the Caledonian Suite.
8.45pm - second half commences.
9.30pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite and Monty's open.

Can't make it?
Listen live on iFollow with Phil Catchpole on the club's audio and video service. Overseas fans can watch the game live.

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