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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Scunthorpe

All you need to know.

19 October 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Scunthorpe United
Saturday 20th October 2018, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Alan Young

Wanderers are eyeing back-to-back home wins for the first time since February when Scunthorpe United come to visit Adams Park on Saturday, with both sides eager to bounce back following defeats last weekend.

Gareth Ainsworth's men started October brightly with a creditable draw at Fleetwood followed by a home triumph over Burton, but momentum stalled on a windy day at the Ricoh, succumbing to a narrow loss to Coventry.

Scunthorpe had hit some consistency following Stuart McCall's appointment as manager, but the Iron - who've suffered play-off heartache in the past two seasons - have hit the buffers with successive losses, plus an injury to star man Josh Morris.

It's a first meeting between the two sides since December 2014, when Leon Johnson salvaged a late point for the ten-man Chairboys, and marks the first of back-to-back home games for Wycombe, who also entertain Rochdale on Tuesday.

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

Team news

Gareth Ainsworth is waiting on news of the fitness of Matt Bloomfield after the midfielder picked up a knee injury last weekend, while Darius Charles missed out at Coventry and continues to be assessed. Marcus Bean has returned to training and could be in contention, while Nathan Tyson and Anthony Stewart are a week closer to a return.

Scunthorpe are without Josh Morris, who has a jaw problem, while Matty Lund is sidelined with ligament damage. Ike Ugbo, Matt Gilks and Rory Watson have also been out through injury, while there's been a virus in the camp, but George Thomas returns from international duty, and James Horsfield is fit again.

Man in the middle
It's Alan Young's first season as an EFL referee, showing 44 yellow and two red cards in 12 matches so far.

However he did step into the middle for Wycombe's 1-0 league win over Leyton Orient in 2016, leaving his post as fourth official to take over from the injured Rob Lewis.

Hidden Harm campaign
Community support officers from Thames Valley Police will be inside the Printkick Fan Zone to spread the message of their Hidden Harm campaign, as part of hate crime awareness week.

Click here to learn more.

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.

Adam El-Abd adorns the cover on what could be his 50th game for the club, while inside there's content with Gareth Ainsworth, Matt Bloomfield, Curtis Thompson, Joe Jacobson, Adebayo Akinfenwa, 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. 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 - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2pm - teams announced via Twitter.
2.10pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
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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