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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Burton

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13 December 2019

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Wycombe Wanderers vs Burton Albion
Saturday 14th December 2019, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Neil Hair
Match Sponsor: Mayfair FX
Supporting: Time To Change

First Time Fans Guide
Away Fans Guide

Let's get back to talking about football, shall we?

Two and a half weeks away from action may have seen attention diverted elsewhere - including to Gareth Ainsworth's diploma in football management, record release, and League 1 Manager of the Month award - but this Saturday the Wanderers return to Adams Park looking to pick up where they left off in November.

The Chairboys have won their last three home games, and eight in 10 in total, but their pursuit of continued momentum will be threatened by a Burton side who boast the third best away record in the division, even if recent results at their Pirelli Stadium home have hampered their attempts to surge towards the top six.

In the final home game before Christmas, there's plenty going on around the stadium ahead of kick-off, before both sets of fans take their seats for a festive footballing feast.

READ: Gareth Ainsworth's pre-match thoughts

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Anthony Stewart is in line for his 200th Wanderers appearance across two spells, while Fred Onyedinma is the only likely absentee as he continues his rehab from a long-standing injury.

Burton are without the suspended John-Joe O'Toole but could welcome back Oliver Sarkic, Reece Hutchinson and John Brayford from injury.

Man in the Middle
Neil Hair took charge of a Wycombe match as recently as October – the 1-0 win at Rotherham, where he handed out seven yellow cards.

In total he’s dished out 45 yellow and two red cards in 14 games this season.

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Chairboys fans can by online at any time and save £2 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 or 2. Buying online saves you time and money, which can be better spent in the shop, bar or stadium bowl.

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).

Supporters are advised to download their QR code to their smartphone wallet, or screenshot it to the camera roll, to prevent any issues using internet data to retrieve the code from emails whilst entering at the turnstile.

Click here for the full ticket details, including prices.

Tickets will be available on the day for Burton fans.

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The Chairboys Village is open for business from noon, sponsored by Printkick, with the Rebellion beer tent, BBQ, Beyond BBQ vegan grill and carols from Rachael Samuel and the Wycombe Community Gospel Choir. Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust will also be inviting youngsters to test out their shooting skills on their inflatable activity.

At the car park entrance, Father Christmas will be meeting visitors, accompanied by music from the Chiltern Music Academy.

The Rebellion Market Hall will be open in the Frank Adams Stand concourse from 1pm, with the early Premier League kick-off shown on TV, the kiosks open, and Rebellion beer for all.

Across the stadium, volunteers from the Time To Change movement will be handing out goodies and also spreading messages of encouragement for fans to look out for those who may be struggling with their mental health this Christmas. There'll also be encouragement for fans to turn on their mobile phone flash lights to pledge their support for the movement at half-time.

We're collecting gift donations to hand out to patients and staff in the Wycombe General Hospital children's ward, and to Tone Coffee Shop's local project for less fortunate children. Please donate a gift at the deliveries entrance, to the left of the shop.

Meanwhile, the new wine bar in Monty's is open from 12pm, with a wide range of wines on offer.

Due to Christmas parties taking place after the match, the Caledonian Suite will be shut from kick-off, and the Woodlands Lounge will close after half-time.


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 (or free before 11am). *Please note that inclement weather could reduce the capacity of the upper tier, so fans are advised to arrive early to secure a spot.*

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.

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Buying tickets for this game: Ticket Office 1 (from 12pm)
Collecting pre-booked tickets: collection pod outside Ticket Office
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

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All bars in the stadium open at 12pm unless stated.

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Closed from 3pm.
  • Rebellion Market Hall - fans in Frank Adams Stand only. Open from 1pm.
  • Monty's – no away colours please. New wine bar open. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only. Closed from 4pm.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Chairboys Village - home fans only. Open after the game.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – home and away fans, with a BBQ and alcoholic and hot/soft drinks available, plus music from Chiltern Music Academy.

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.
12pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
12pm - Caledonian Suite, Monty's, Chairboys Village and Printkick Fan Zone open.
12.30pm - players begin to arrive.
1pm - Rebellion Market Hall open.
1pm - collection point at blue pod open.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2pm - teams announced via social media.
2.10pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
2.20pm - Wycombe begin their warm-up.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
3.45pm - half-time. WWSET penalties to commence with music from the Salvation Army brass band.
3.55pm - Time To Change pledge of support, with request for fans to join a mobile phone light display.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Monty's and Chairboys Village open to the public.


This season's Parklife has a pullout section for kids (which folds out to a giant poster) as well as plenty of content in the main section, including:

- Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield columns
- Recap of recent matches
- Burton lowdown and profiles
- Adrian Wood reflects on a previous encounter
- SET News
- And lots more!

Parklife will be on sale as normal from our volunteer sellers around the ground at the price of £3.50. The cover has been designed by a local schoolchild, in partnership with Time To Change.

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 current 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.

Also in store are flags, drawstring bags, autograph books and mugs, plus the new 2020 calendar.

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Listen live on iFollow with Bill Turnbull and Sam Avery, available for just £4.49 monthly, or £2.50 for a single match audio pass. Live commentary begins at 2.55pm. If you live outside the UK & Ireland, you can watch the game live for just £5; visit the website to purchase a match pass.

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

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