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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Accrington

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12 March 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Accrington Stanley
Tuesday 12th March 2019, k.o. 7.45pm
Adams Park
Referee: Kevin Johnson

With 10 games to go, talk of the run-in for promotion and relegation will commence and the Chairboys could take a giant stride towards securing their place in League 1 for another year by overcoming Accrington Stanley at home for the first time in over a decade.

No current Wycombe player has ever been involved in a triumph over the Reds at Adams Park - Matt Bloomfield was injured for the 2-1 win in 2009 - while Joe Jacobson did taste victory for the away side two years later.

But Stanley arrive in south Bucks in much different form to the last time, when they were unbeaten in 14 games en route to clinching the League 2 title, winning 4-0 at Adams Park last April. This time around, they've won once since Boxing Day, lost their last three, and sit just two points of the drop zone.

That said, the Chairboys are only three points better off and still have work to do, but will be buoyed from a marvellous performance against Sunderland on Saturday, and can take heart from their 2-1 win in the reverse fixture back in November.

*Click here to read our First Time Fans Guide*

*Click here for the Away Fans Guide*

Team news
Wycombe are without Nathan Tyson and Marcus Bean following their red cards on Saturday, but Adam El-Abd returns from suspension while Nick Freeman and Curtis Thompson are fit again after illness. Luke Bolton looks set to miss out after sustaining a hamstring strain at the weekend.

Accrington are without suspended keeper Dimitar Evtimov, plus injured pair Ross Sykes and Seamus Conneely, but Liam Gibsob could return from illness.

Man in the middle
Kevin Johnson reached triple figures for yellow cards shown this season at the weekend, officiating Cambridge’s 1-1 draw with Oldham, now standing at 101 yellow and six red cards in 36 matches.

He refereed the Chairboys’ 2-1 loss at home to Bristol Rovers in August, and Accrington’s 3-0 win at Plymouth in December.

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

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

Anthony Stewart stars on the cover while inside there's a recap of Saturday's action plus the latest instalment of 25 Years On and plenty of other news and views.

This edition is £3.50 and available from around the ground. Fans are welcome to collect a complimentary copy of Saturday's edition of Parklife from the hut closest to the stadium gate, while stocks last.

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 and away fans. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands.
  • Monty's – closed due to Bucks Business First event.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - 1887 Business Club only.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – home and away fans.

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.

And Accrington fans can claim a free hotdog and hot drink/bottle of water, as a goodwill gesture from the club. Click here for details.

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 Brian Jeeves on the club's audio and video service - click here for details.

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