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What's the story? Accrington vs Wycombe

A look at the key storylines ahead of the game.

27 November 2018

We take a quick look at the key storylines ahead of Wanderers' trip to Accrington tonight...

Punching above their weight
Accrington and Wycombe weren’t considered favourites for promotion from League 2 last season, and were tipped to be fighting relegation from the third tier this term, but they meet as two top-half sides, separated by two places and three points.

Turning the tide
Both sides are eager for three points to end unwanted sequences; while the Chairboys have been flying at home, they haven’t won away from Adams Park since late August. Meanwhile Accrington collected five wins from six League 1 affairs in the autumn, but have picked up only two points from their last five – their longest winless sequence in two years.

Sixth time lucky?
Wanderers are without a win in their last five visits to the home of the Reds – their last success came courtesy of a 2-0 victory in December 2012. Since then they’ve collected four draws and a defeat, which came in last season’s meeting – also a Tuesday night fixture in November.

Ex-factor
Joe Jacobson scored against one former club on Saturday in the 3-2 win over Shrewsbury; now he meets another ex-employer, for whom he played 29 times in the 2010/11 campaign, scoring for Stanley in a victory at Adams Park.

Adam joins the 500 Club
Blues captain Adam El-Abd is all set to make his 500th career appearance at club level, having starred on game number 499 at the weekend. Meanwhile Michael Harriman returned to the bench at the weekend following an absence through injury, and could make his 150th appearance for the Blues.

Long-serving managers
John Coleman is the eighth longest-serving manager in the top four divisions, and having lost to the man fifth in the list on Saturday (Rochdale’s Keith Hill), he now meets the boss who sits second, with Gareth Ainsworth having taken charge of 337 Wycombe matches. However, he’s only been present for 336 of them, missing the 1-1 draw at Accrington in December 2014 due to illness.


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