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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Reading

Everything you need to know ahead of the Carabao Cup tie.

13 August 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Reading
Tuesday 13th August 2019, k.o. 7.45pm
Adams Park
Referee: Darren England

First Time Fans Guide
Away Fans Guide

It's been 17 years since these Bucks-Berks neighbours met in a competitive fixture, and with a sold-out away end and momentum building nicely around Adams Park, it's fair to say both clubs are up for the cup.

The Royals are in need of a victory to restore a feelgood factor following successive defeats in their two league games so far, though boss Jose Gomes was busy in the transfer market in the summer and could rotate his squad to grant more new arrivals the opportunity to impress.

Gareth Ainsworth's men have started with a win, a draw and two clean sheets and now turn their attentions to springing a surprise in a competition where they haven't won a tie in 90 minutes since defeating Charlton in the quarter-final back in 2006.

However, they reached the third round last season - by virtue of two penalty shoot-out triumphs - and are in the mood for continuing their good start by taking down their Championship opposition.

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Sido Jombati and Curtis Thompson remain sidelined after undergoing rehabilitation on their respective injuries throughout pre-season, but Gareth Ainsworth has no fresh injury worries ahead of the game.

Reading will be without Tyler Blackett and Jordan Obita, through injury, though Rafael and Ovie Ejaria are in line for their debut.

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Chairboys fans can buy online at any time and beat the queues by booking through the new TicketCo platform, either on the website at or the TicketCo Wallet app.

Fans are encouraged to use the online platform rather than queuing to buy a ticket from Ticket Office 1.

Please also note that there will be no cash turnstile facility in the home areas; all fans are required to present a ticket (either the QR code on a smartphone/printout, or a physical ticket).

Click here for the full ticket details, including prices.

Tickets for the upcoming away game at AFC Wimbledon can be purchased from Ticket Office 1 AFTER the match, but not before, to alleviate queues.

Meanwhile, there are no tickets available for Reading fans, with all away areas sold out.


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).

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.

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Buying tickets for this game: Ticket Office 1 (from 5.30pm)
Collecting pre-booked tickets: pod outside Ticket Office 1
Ticket queries: Desk inside reception
Shop: through the shop doors
Hospitality and boardroom guests: Woodlands reception
Media : through the arch to the reception desk
Players and officials: designated entrance to the right of the shop
Staff/deliveries: delivery entrance to the left of the shop

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All bars in the stadium open at 6pm.

  • Caledonian Suite - closed due to flood damage, but pie and pint offer available from glass doors.
  • Monty's – no away colours please. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • Honours - closed due to flood damage.
  • Rebellion tent - home fans only. Click here for details.
  • New marquee - home fans only, with bottled drinks.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – away fans only, with a BBQ and alcoholic and hot/soft drinks available

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.


10am - shop open.
5pm - players begin to arrive.
5.30pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
6pm - Monty's, Rebellion beer tent, new marquee and Printkick Fan Zone open.
6pm - collection point at blue pod open.
6.15pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
6.45pm - teams announced via social media.
7.05pm - Wycombe begin their warm-up.
7.40pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
8.30pm - half-time. Beer tent and marquee open.
8.45pm - second half commences.
9.30pm - full-time.


Tonight's edition is 32 pages, priced at £2 per copy, available from the sellers in the car park, and shop.

Meanwhile, don't forget you can download the main edition via the MatchDayInfo app on the day of the game, if you're unable to make it to Adams Park to buy a physical copy.


Step inside the shop at Adams Park from 10am to purchase from the brand new range of change and goalkeeper kits, training kit, leisurewear and travelwear, as well as new mini car kits for £5, and 'Wanderer' t-shirts (in both navy and white) for £10, and 'Wanderers' caps in five different colours, also for £10.

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Listen live on iFollow, which is available for just £45 for the year, or £4.49 monthly. Live commentary begins at 7.40pm. There is no live streaming of Carabao Cup games for overseas fans.

Updates will also be provided across the club's social media channels.

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