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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Oxford

All you need to know.

6 November 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Oxford United
Tuesday 6th November 2018, k.o. 7.45pm
Checkatrade Trophy Southern Group F
Adams Park
Referee: Kevin Friend

Wycombe and Oxford lock horns again seven-and-a-half weeks after their 0-0 draw in Sky Bet League 1, but this time it's a place in the knockout stages of the Checkatrade Trophy at stake.

Gareth Ainsworth's men have won two from two in Group F but still have work to do to secure their progress, with Northampton able to leapfrog them if they overcome Fulham Under 21s and Wanderers lose to the U's.

Both sides come into the fixture in better form than they did in the league meeting, with Wanderers winning their last four at Adams Park while Oxford are unbeaten in six in League 1, but threw away a three-goal lead at Scunthorpe on Saturday to settle for a 3-3 draw.

The starting XIs are likely to bear a number of changes with several players eager to get more minutes under their belts in the first of two successive cup matches, with the FA Cup tie with Luton come up next on Saturday.

*Click here to read our First Time Fans Guide*

Permutations
- Win or draw: Chairboys progress to the knockout stages as group winners
- Lose and Northampton don't beat Fulham: progress to the knockout stages as runners-up
- Lose by one and Northampton win by one: progress to be determined by goals scored. If goals scored is equal, Wycombe to progress as runners-up by virtue of beating Northampton in the group stage
- Lose by more than one and Northampton win, or lose by one and Northampton win by more than one: Wycombe knocked out

In the event of a draw tonight, there'll be a penalty shootout to decide who receives a bonus point. Wanderers will already be through as group winners, but the U's may need that point if Northampton also draw.

Team news
Sido Jombati could make his 150th appearance for the Chairboys while there are no new injury problems following Saturday's game.

Oxford are likely to bring Cameron Norman, Sam Long, Luke Garbutt, Jamie Hanson, Charlie Raglan and Sam Smith in to the equation while youngsters Slavi Spasov, Harvey Bradbury, Albie Hopkins, Armani Little and Aaron Heap could make the squad.

Man in the middle
Referee Kevin Friend is a late change following Lee Collins' withdrawal; his last match in the middle was Tottenham vs Man City at Wembley.

Kit
Wanderers will be playing in their first choice home kit for this fixture.

Tickets
Tickets cost just £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s; both sets of fans can pay on arrival or collect pre-booked tickets from Ticket Office 1. Season ticket holders are reminded they will need to pay for tickets for this fixture, as only league games are included in a season ticket.

Wanderers supporters will be accommodated in the BMI Healthcare Terrace and Beechdean Stand. Oxford fans will also be housed in the Lords Stand.

Parklife

Tonight's programme is a 16-page edition at £1, available from the shop, bars and reception.

Travel
The Arriva bus service is in operation for this fixture.

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). 

Midweek 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 12 and under.

Parking
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 (from 5.30pm).
Collecting pre-booked tickets - blue pod close to 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 6pm. 

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & BMI Terrace.
  • Monty's – closed.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - hospitality.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – 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.

Matchday timetable
10am - phone lines and shop open.
5.30pm - Ticket Office 1 opens.
5.45pm - players begin to arrive.
6pm - Caledonian Suite 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 open.

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