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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Burton

All you need to know.

5 October 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Burton Albion
Saturday 6th October 2018, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Charles Breakspear

Wycombe have scored five times in their past two outings on home turf, but returned to the changing room empty-handed after late comebacks against Norwich and Southend weren't enough to prevent defeat.

Now the talk of learning lessons has to be put into action, with a marked improvement in Tuesday's draw at Fleetwood setting the stage for what the Chairboys hope will be a first home league win of the campaign.

In Adebayo Akinfenwa they have an in-form striker hunting his fourth goal in as many games, and more significantly, his 200th goal in English football, currently sitting on 199.

Standing in the way are a Burton Albion outfit without an away win so far this term, with Nigel Clough's men still finding their feet following relegation from the Championship, and eager to bounce back from a midweek loss to Southend.

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

Team news

Gareth Ainsworth can welcome Sam Saunders back after illness but Sido Jombati is suspended, and Anthony Stewart, Adam El-Abd and Nathan Tyson remain sidelined. A late call will be made on the fitness of Marcus Bean.

Burton had injury doubts over Ben Turner, David Templeton and Kyle Macfadzean in midweek, but top scorer Liam Boyce is the one to watch, having netted seven goals already.

Man in the middle
Charles Breakspear has shown 39 yellow and seven red cards in his 13 games so far this season.

He was last at Adams Park on Boxing Day, showing a red card to a Newport player in a 2-0 Wycombe win.

Get your hands on the new golf umbrellas, caps, keyrings, footballs and pens, plus the full range of replica kits, leisurewear and trainingwear. Open from 10am.

Adebayo Akinfenwa adorns the cover while inside there's content with Gareth Ainsworth, Matt Bloomfield, Craig Mackail-Smith, Michael Harriman, Scott Davies, Adrian Wood, Ian Baker, Nick Tunney, Chris Dunlavy and 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.
  • Monty's – no away colours. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – home and away fans, with BBQ and alcoholic and soft drinks available from the marquee. There'll also be chicken and vegetable chow mein on sale, 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 - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2pm - teams announced via Twitter.
2.10pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
2.45pm - Wycombe Wanderers Ladies to be introduced to the crowd.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
2.56pm - matchball to be delivered by Chris Owen, a Printkick competition winner
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.

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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