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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Charlton

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9 April 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more..

Wycombe Wanderers vs Charlton Athletic
Tuesday 9th April 2019, k.o. 7.45pm
Adams Park
Referee: Antony Coggins
Supporting: Time To Change

Wanderers must take the positives from their weekend display at Portsmouth - running the promotion-chasing side close in a narrow 3-2 defeat - as they look to end their long wait for a victory against a Charlton side who've also got their eyes on a return to the Championship.

Gareth Ainsworth's men know their destiny is in their own hands and could take advantage of their game in hand tonight, looking to pull away from the drop zone that has loomed nearer and nearer during a two-month winless streak.

By contrast, the Addicks have only lost once in 2019 and arrive in good form, boasting striker Lyle Taylor in their ranks; a man who's regularly performed well against the Blues, and seeks his 20th goal of the campaign.

Charlton have won all five previous league meetings against the Chairboys, but all runs must come to an end at some point - and a victory tonight could well be Wycombe's most significant of the campaign so far.

*Click here to read our First Time Fans Guide*

*Click here for the Away Fans Guide*

Team news
Wycombe hope to welcome Nathan Tyson and Luke Bolton back to the side after injury, while Matt Bloomfield faces a late assessment after being taken off with a knock on Saturday.

Charlton are missing Arsenal loanee Krystian Bielik due to injury, while Lewis Page and Jake Forster-Caskey are long-term absentees.

Man in the middle
Antony Coggins was in charge of our 1-0 victory over Barnsley in December, and the Carabao Cup tie with Forest Green Rovers in August, which finished 2-2 before the Blues won on penalties.

He’s shown 118 yellow and just three red cards in 33 matches to date.

Time To Change
Please join us in a visual flashlight display at half-time to demonstrate our commitment to ending the stigma around mental health; click here for full details.

There's the regular 20% sale on all O'Neills items excluding the home shirt, while there's a kitman's sale of older items in the Caledonian Suite (cash only).

Wanderers will be playing in their regular light and dark blue kit.

All under 12s go free as normal - click here for full details.

The cover has been designed by seven-year-old Theo Richardson, in support of the Time To Change movement.

Inside, there's the thoughts of Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield, plus the latest installment of 25 Years On and Adrian Wood's Highs and Lows.

This edition is £3.50 and available from around the ground.

Meanwhile, if you can't get to the game, you can download a digital version of the programme on your iPhone, iPad and now also Android for £2.99, via the MatchDayInfo app, available from 90 minutes before kick-off.

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

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 - 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 - main reception
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 6pm. 

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands.
  • Monty's – no away colours.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP Hospitality.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – away fans only.

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.
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.

Can't make it?
Watch or listen live on iFollow with Phil Catchpole and Luke Ashmead on the club's audio and video service - click here for details.

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