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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Fulham U21s

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18 September 2018

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Wycombe Wanderers vs Fulham U21s
Tuesday 18th September 2018, k.o. 7.45pm
Checkatrade Trophy Southern Group F
Adams Park
Referee: Trevor Kettle

Wycombe plan to go one step closer to the knockout stages of the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday evening as they take on Fulham U21s at Adams Park in their second group game.

Wycombe picked up all three points at Northampton in their first outing in the competition this season, thanks to an unstoppable first half strike from Scott Kashket in a 1-0 victory at Northampton.

Gareth Ainsworth rotated his squad for that one, making 10 changes in a team that possessed much attacking flare with five recognised forwards on the pitch and may well opt to go down the same route again with games coming thick and fast in league and cup in the coming weeks.

Fulham U21s, coached by Mark Pembridge, will be looking for the win themselves to keep them in the competition after falling to a 3-0 defeat at Oxford in their first fixture.

In the event of a draw after 90 minutes both teams will be awarded one point, and the game will go straight to penalties (regular ABAB format) to determine which team will be awarded one extra point.

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Team news
Darius Charles could make his debut after returning to full training after suffering injury in pre-season, although the game will most likely come too soon for skipper Adam El-Abd who has been sidelined in recent weeks with a thigh injury.

Nathan Tyson is also making good progress in his rehabilitation but is unlikely to feature and Anthony Stewart will miss the game after sustaining a hamstring injury at the weekend.

Man in the middle
Referee Trevor Kettle has showed 23 yellow cards and one red in his eight games in charge this season.

His last fixture involving the Chairboys came back in February 2016 where Wanderers went down 1-0 at Colchester. Kettle sent full-back Joe Jacobson off late on in that game for a second bookable offence.

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

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. Fulham fans will also be housed in the North East corner of the Beechdean Stand.


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

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.

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

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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