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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Fleetwood

All you need to know.

3 May 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more..

Wycombe Wanderers vs Fleetwood Town
Saturday 4th May 2019, k.o. 5.30pm
Adams Park
Referee: Lee Swabey
Match Sponsor: BMI The Chiltern and Shelburne Hospitals

It's gone by in the blink of an eye... but the 2018/19 season comes to an end tomorrow afternoon and Wycombe Wanderers are on the verge of completing their mission to survive in League 1 and secure their highest league finish in 17 years.

May 3rd marks the five-year anniversary of that day in Torquay, where fairytales came true and new ambitions were set following the final day escape from relegation out of the Football League. The Chairboys could never return to such a perilous position, and set out a plan to improve, win promotion and survive in the third tier within half a decade.

Barring a most unfortunate turn of events, Saturday will be a celebration, hopefully of a victory over Fleetwood, but also the achievement of a finish above the dotted line and the phenomenal success in ticking each year of the plan off in style.

Fleetwood, meanwhile, will finish in the top half following a promising first season under Joey Barton's leadership, and the former Man City and Newcastle man has vowed to ensure his side finish strongly with a second successive victory, having seen off Sunderland in stoppage time on Tuesday night.

Not familiar with a matchday at Adams Park? Read our First Time Fans Guide.

And Fleetwood supporters - take a look at our Away Fans Guide.

Team news
Gareth Ainsworth says some of his players have been battling through the pain barrier in recent weeks, but each member of the squad will hope to be involved in some way.

Fleetwood could welcome Ched Evans and Harry Souttar back into the fold, while boss Barton has been keen to introduce young talent from the youth team into the matchday squad in recent weeks and could hand debuts to the new generation of Cod Army starlets.

Click here for all the details including prices and how to book.

Tickets can be purchased on arrival, from Ticket Office 1, or cash turnstiles to the terrace and away stand.

Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the blue pod outside Ticket Office 1.

Shop sale
All O'Neills items (excluding home shirt) are 40% off in the shop, open from 10am, and there's a kitman's sale of old stock in the Caledonian Suite ahead of the game.

Sign-Up Saturday
Book your season tickets for the 2019/20 campaign by completing the application form and dropping it off in reception at Adams Park. You can download a form from here, or pick one up from reception. Full details can be found here. Remember this is the final day of the early bird discount.

Already ordered a season ticket? You'll be able to collect it from the Deliveries entrance to the left of the shop.

Please do not attempt to return forms or renew season tickets in the shop on a home matchday; forms should be dropped off in reception.

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).

5.30pm kick-offs:
Handy Cross Hub – 15.25 and 16.25
Rail Station – 15.35 and 16.35
Frogmoor – 15.40 and 16.40
Bus Station – 15.45 and 16.45
Adams Park – 15.00 and 16.00

The return service will depart from Adams Park approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the lap of honour, 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 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.

Printkick Fan Zone
The Fan Zone is open to both sets of supporters from 2pm, with a BBQ, beer tent, inflatable shooting practice with the Sports & Education Trust, and an inflatable rodeo activity with the chance to win a signed shirt if you can hold on the longest!

At the end of the warm-up, both the Official Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Association and Wycombe Wanderers Independent Supporters Club will present their awards to their chosen players of the year on the pitch.

Lap of honour
At the end of the match, Wanderers' players will head to the changing room and return shortly after for a lap of honour to show their appreciation for the support of the fans throughout the entire season.

Stay off the pitch
The lap of honour will NOT be able to take place if fans attempt to enter the pitch at the end of the match.

As with all matches, there has been dialogue between the club and the police, local authority and the EFL to ensure there is a safe environment at all times and any pitch incursion will prevent the lap of honour taking place.

If fans enter the playing area, the club has been warned it may face a range of possible sanctions that could have serious implications.

Any pitch incursion will result in the players and backroom staff not being allowed to come back out to show their appreciation to you, the fans. The club would like to thank all Chairboys supporters for their cooperation and understanding.

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

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 12pm. 

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Open at half-time for fans in the Beechdean Stand and BMI Healthcare Terrace. Open after the game.
  • Monty's – no away colours. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – home and away fans, with hot food and alcoholic and hot/soft drinks available from the marquee.

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 there's a new snack box available for children under 12 - click here for details.

The matchday programme contains columns from chairman Trevor Stroud, manager Gareth Ainsworth and club captain Matt Bloomfield, plus some supporters' highlights of the season, a conclusion of the 25 Years On feature, and of course a welcome to Fleetwood Town.

Pick up a copy for £3.50 from the sellers around the ground.

50/50 matchday draws
The club operates two matchday draws, giving fans the chance to win a cash prize. Purchase your blue £1 or orange £ tickets from our vendors around the ground to be entered into the draw, where 50% of the takings go into the prize find and the other 50% goes to support club projects.

Matchday timetable
10am - shop open.
12pm - Caledonian Suite open.
12.30pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
2pm - Printkick Fan Zone and Monty's open.
3.30pm - collection point at blue pod open.
3.30pm - players begin to arrive.
4pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
4.30pm - teams announced via Twitter.
4.40pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
5.25pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
5.30pm - kick-off.
6.15pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & BMI Healthcare stands have access to the Caledonian Suite.
6.30pm - second half commences.
7.15pm - full-time followed by Lap of Honour. Caledonian Suite and Monty's open to the public.
7.45pm - Q&A in Caledonian Suite.

Can't make it?
The game will not be streamed live on iFollow inside the UK & Ireland, though overseas fans can watch for £5. Audio commentary is available worldwide as usual.

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