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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Shrewsbury

All you need to know.

1 November 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Shrewsbury Town
Saturday 2nd November 2019, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Brett Huxtable
Match Sponsor: Dormeo
Supporting: Poppy Appeal

First Time Fans Guide
Away Fans Guide

It's a mark of Wanderers' progress, though potentially unnerving, that they'd be considered the bookies' favourites for a home win for the first time since mid-September, but their phenomenal form against the likes of Portsmouth, Peterborough and Sunderland has deservedly propelled Gareth Ainsworth's men into second place ahead of the visit of Shrewsbury Town to south Bucks.

The Shrews were defeated League 1 play-off finalists two seasons ago, but relegation contenders last year, and currently sit exactly mid-table as they look to build on a solid start to the new campaign, losing just once in the league since August, and being unbeaten in four, winning 1-0 against Sunderland last weekend.

Wycombe returned from Blackpool and Rotherham with an extra four points to add to the three they earned against Sunderland last time out at Adams Park, and recent form from both clubs suggests a tighter, cagier affair than the 3-2 thriller when they last met here last November.

The score was 2-1 in the most recent encounter, at the New Meadow in March, a result which ended Shrewsbury's 25-year wait for a league win over Wycombe, but they've never won here in the league so far.

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Dominic Gape could miss out after being withdrawn with an injury at half-time at Rotherham, with Alex Pattison on standby to deputise. Paul Smyth, Alex Samuel and Fred Onyedinma are on the verge of a comeback.

Ryan Giles, Daniel Udoh and Ethan Ebanks-Landell are expected absentees for Shrewsbury, who usually deploy a 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 formation. Aaron Pierre is set to return to Adams Park for the first time since his departure in 2017.

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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 tickets.wwfc.com 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 Shrewsbury fans.

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The Caledonian Suite opens from 8.30am for the Rugby World Cup Final, with tea, coffee and breakfast rolls served.

The Chairboys Village is open for business, sponsored by Printkick, with the Rebellion beer tent, BBQ and live performance from musician James McMaster.

Shortly before kick-off, chairman Trevor Stroud will welcome Rob Couhig onto the pitch, at his first home game since Legacy Members approved his purchase of a majority share in the club.

Around the ground, local cadets will be selling poppies, at the closest home match to Remembrance Weekend, and there'll be a short on-pitch ceremony at half-time.

And there'll be a Q&A in the Caledonian Suite after the match.

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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.

Parking
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).

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.

  • 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, with free coffee for designated drivers.
  • Monty's – no away colours please. Closed after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • 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

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 brand new beef hot dogs in the home kiosks.

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8.30am - Caledonian Suite opens for Rugby World Cup final
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 - 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.
2.45pm - welcome onto the pitch for Rob Couhig.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & BMI Healthcare stands have access to the Caledonian Suite.
3.50pm - Holmer Green penalties on the pitch.
3.55pm - short Royal British Legion ceremony.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite and Chairboys Village open to the public.
5.15pm - Q&A in the Caledonian Suite.

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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
- David Wheeler interview
- Recap of recent matches
- Shrewsbury 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.

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.

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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.

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Listen live on iFollow, which is available for just £45 for the year, £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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