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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Peterborough

All you need to know.

2 November 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Peterborough United
Saturday 3rd November 2018, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Ben Toner
Match Sponsor: Rush Trampoline Park

Wycombe - with three successive home wins - take on a Posh side who've won seven of their eight away games in the league so far this season, and top the goalscoring charts. It's Gareth Ainsworth vs Steve Evans, it's a reunion for Craig Mackail-Smith, and it's the start of a mouthwatering run of fixtures in November.

So fireworks weekend seems an appropriate time for this match, with both sides eager to continue momentum; Wanderers need to erase the setback of last weekend's loss to Walsall and carry on their fine form at home, while the Posh have overcome a minor wobble to record back-to-back victories.

This match marks the first meeting between the two clubs since a League Cup encounter way back in 2009, when Craig Mackail-Smith was part of a Peterborough side that won 4-0 at Adams Park, and he meets his former club for the first time since leaving them at the end of his second spell in 2017.

Ainsworth and Evans have plenty of mutual respect for each other's managerial endeavours but by the time they meet for a drink in the office at full-time, it's likely they'll be winding down at the end of another breath-taking 90 minutes of action if recent high-scoring games are anything to go by.

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

Team news

Anthony Stewart and Nathan Tyson stepped up their recovery from injury this week by training outdoors while Matt Bloomfield's return could come sooner than first expected. Randell Williams is also in contention after overcoming a knock.

Steve Evans has hinted at making a couple of changes in the interests of squad rotation, though Tyler Denton is expected to keep his place at left-back despite Sir Colin Daniel's return from suspension.

Man in the middle
Ben Toner has had a quiet start to the season, showing just 20 yellow cards and one red in 11 matches so far.

However he dished out nine yellows last time he was in charge of a Wycombe game - the 0-0 draw at Notts County in March - and sent Magpies boss Kevin Nolan to the stand.

Football darts
Match sponsors Rush Trampoline Park will be bringing their inflatable football darts game for fans to test their skills in the Printkick Fan Zone ahead of kick-off.

The activity will be based next to the marquee inside the entrance gate; the challenge is simple. Attain the highest possible score with three shots of a velcro football!

Player of the Month
Rush will also be presenting the winner of the Rush High Wycombe Player of the Month award for October on the pitch at the end of the warm-up.

Poppies for sale
Representatives of the High Wycombe branch of the Royal British Legion - including a local unit of sea cadets - will be selling poppies around the stadium before the match.

Minute's silence
Ahead of kick-off, Wanderers president Ivor Beeks - who is also vice-president of the High Wycombe branch of the Royal British Legion - will introduce a minute's silence, to commemorate Remembrance Weekend and also the victims of the helicopter tragedy at Leicester City last Saturday.

There's a flash sale in the shop on all goalkeeper kit items, which are reduced by 30% for one day only. What's more, everyone who purchases a goalkeeper shirt will be entered into a draw to win a pair of either Ryan Allsop or Yves Ma-Kalambay's signed gloves! Open from 10am.

Alex Samuel stars on the cover while inside there's a column from Ladies star Tara Woodward, a recap of previous encounters with the Posh, thoughts of Gareth Ainsworth, Jason McCarthy, Ryan Allsop, Nick Tunney, Ian Baker 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 1
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
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. Open at half-time for fans in the Beechdean Stand and terrace. Open after the game until 6pm.
  • Monty's – no away colours. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only. Closing at 6pm.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – home and away fans, with BBQ and alcoholic and soft drinks available from the marquee. In addition there'll be some new hot dogs on offer, continuing the launch of ABM Catering's operation of the kiosk and concession outlets around the stadium.

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 - Rush football darts activity begins.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2pm - teams announced via Twitter.
2.10pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
2.40pm - Player of the Month winner announced.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
2.59pm - minute's silence.
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 to the public.
5.15pm - Q&A in Caledonian Suite.
5.45pm - last orders in Caledonian Suite and Woodlands Lounge (closing at 6pm).

Can't make it?

Listen live on iFollow on the club's audio and video service, while overseas fans can watch the game live - now with audio commentary. Click here for details.

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