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The Big Match Preview: Rotherham vs Wycombe

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25 October 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Rotherham United v Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 26th October 2019 (kick off 3pm)
New York Stadium
Referee: Neil Hair

Gareth Ainsworth's men hit the road north for the second time this week, taking the M1 rather than the M6 as they look to build on an impressive point at Blackpool by returning from Rotherham with their unbeaten run intact.

The Chairboys haven't tasted defeat since going down at Gillingham in mid-September, but now meet an improving Millers outfit who've won three of their last four league games - including a fantastic 2-0 triumph at Ipswich on Wednesday - as they bid to return to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Paul Warne's side currently sit ninth in League 1, six points behind Wycombe in third, and have won twice, lost twice and drawn twice at home, compared to Wanderers' record of one win, four draws and one loss on the road.

These two teams haven't met since the 2012/13 campaign, when Ainsworth's side sat bottom of the Football League but collected a 3-2 success on their one and only visit so far to the New York Stadium.

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Tickets go off sale from the ticket office at Adams Park at 1pm on Friday. Please note there is an increase when buying on the day.

Adults: £23
Concessions (over 60s, 18-21): £13
Juveniles (13-17): £8
Juniors (12 and under): £1

On the day
Adults: £25
Concessions: £15
Juveniles: £9
Juniors: £7

To book standard tickets, go online to the TicketCo website.

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Gareth Ainsworth has no fresh injury concerns, with Paul Smyth, Fred Onyedinma and Alex Samuel all edging closer to fitness.

Rotherham hinted at injuries to Matthew Olusunde, Joe Mattock and Matt Crooks after the win at Ipswich.

Wycombe will be in their regular blue strip for this fixture.

Man in the Middle
Neil Hair has shown 23 yellow cards and one red card in nine matches in the middle so far.

His last involvement in a Wycombe fixture was the 3-2 loss at Walsall last season.


By Adrian Wood


Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the normal route to the northbound M1 (M40 to J10, then A43 towards Northampton). Continue on the M1 to J33 and take the 3rd exit, the A630, towards Rotherham. At the first roundabout (the junction with the A631) take the 1st exit. At the next roundabout (Canklow roundabout) take the 2nd exit (the A630). Then at the next roundabout (Ickles roundabout) take the 2nd exit. After the first set of traffic lights move into the right-hand filter lane and you will then come back on yourself and take the first left onto Main Street. Turn right onto Don Street after the council offices and follow the signs for “Town Centre Parking”.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 158 (approx. journey time in normal traffic conditions 2 hours 35 minutes)

Recommended area for car parking
Apart from pre-arranged disabled parking, there is no car parking for away fans at the ground. There are several parking areas around the ground, including a pay and display on Sheffield Road and an NCP in the town centre. RUFC also recommend Forge Island car park which is situated across from the stadium. This is free on Saturdays and Sundays (Post Code S60 1EJ).

Using the train?
There is a regular East Midlands Railway service from London St Pancras International to Sheffield. Here you can pick up a Northern Service to Rotherham. Quickest journey time is 2 hours 25 minutes. Rotherham Central station is only a five-minute walk from the New York Stadium. As you come out of the main station entrance immediately turn right onto Central Road. Just follow this road down to the ground.

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Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 12,021 (all seated). Away supporters are housed in the Meditemp South Stand. As you would expect from a new stadium the facilities and views of the playing action are generally good. The away ticket office opens an hour and half before the advertised kick off time and there is a £2 price increase for tickets purchased on the match day at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Time on your hands?
Unlike most new stadiums which are situated way out of town, the New York Stadium is located close to the town centre. This not only means good transport links but also a fair choice of eating and drinking outlets. The Trades Club can be found on Greasbrough Rd, Rotherham S60 1RD and is around a five-minute walk from the stadium. The JD Wetherspoons brand has two pubs in the town centre by the names of ‘The Rhinoceros’ and ‘The Bluecoat’ which are located at 35-37 Bridgegate, Rotherham S60 1PL and The Crofts, Rotherham S60 2DJ respectively.

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