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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Tranmere

All you need to know.

21 February 2020

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Tranmere Rovers
Saturday 22nd February 2020, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Charles Breakspear
Weather: 11c, light cloud

Match Sponsor: John Vipond

First Time Fans Guide
Away Fans Guide

A fourth meeting of the Wanderers and Tranmere this season sees Gareth Ainsworth's men looking for an end to their recent win-lose-win-lose sequence, and building on last weekend's victory over Bolton by completing another league double against one of the division's strugglers.

Adebayo Akinfenwa and Joe Jacobson were on target to record a 2-0 win at Prenton Park back in November, but it was Tranmere who came out on top three days later in an FA Cup replay, going on to meet Manchester United in the fourth round.

Their busy fixture schedule has played havoc not just with their pitch but also their league form, plunging the north-west side into the relegation zone with no league win since Christmas, and no league goal since 18th January.

They've had an 11-day break since their last match due to a postponement last weekend, while Wycombe are looking to keep the pace with the front-runners in the next two  games before a fortnight's break of their own.

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Jack Grimmer has resumed outdoor training and is in the final stages of his recovery from injury, while Matt Bloomfield could return after missing the last two games with a knock sustained against Bristol Rovers.

Man in the Middle
Charles Breakspear was last involved in a Wycombe fixture at Peterborough in January, awarding a penalty to the hosts and brandishing a red card to Giles Phillips.

He’s shown 12 red cards and 118 yellows in 27 matches so far.

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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. Don't forget you can also book in the Lords Stand behind one goal for this fixture.

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.

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Interkoola are performing pre-match in the Chairboys Village, where there'll also be Tom Kerridge pies being served from Ticket Office 2, plus food trucks from Beyond BBQ vegan grill, Barbarian BBQ, Dazzling Events and Funky Elephant.

Before the game, the One Can Trust foodbank will be receiving generously donated food items from Wanderers fans in the car park, and there's a jumble sale of old clothing items in the Caledonian Suite, plus a bucket collection in the car park for a memorial bench for Oli Darlington on the Pedestal playing fields.

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

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

At half-time, Penn & Tylers Green will be taking the penalties.

And there's a Q&A in the Caledonian Suite after the match, before Leicester take on Man City on TV.

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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 10am)
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. Open at half-time and full-time.
  • Rebellion Market Hall - fans in Frank Adams Stand only. Open from 1pm.
  • Monty's – open from 12pm. No away colours please. New wine bar open.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Chairboys Village - open from 12pm and after the game.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – open for away fans with bottle bar and BBQ. Pop-up bar also available at half-time for away fans, outside the Lords Stand.

All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls.

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10am - shop and Ticket Office 1open.
12pm - Caledonian Suite, Monty's, Printkick Fan Zone Chairboys Village open.
12.30pm - players begin to arrive.
12.30pm - Chelsea vs Tottenham shown live on TV
1pm - Rebellion Market Hall opens.
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.
3pm - kick-off.
3.45pm - half-time. Penn & Tylers Green taking penalties.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time.
4.50pm - Caledonian Suite, Monty's and Chairboys Village open to the public.
5.15pm - Q&A in Caledonian Suite
5.30pm - Leicester vs Man City shown on TV.

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This edition of Parklife contains the thoughts of Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield, plus Rovers profiles, a walk down memory lane, and a kids pullout.

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

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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.

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

And there's a jumble sale of old stock in the Caledonian Suite.

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Listen live on iFollow with commentary from Phil Catchpole; visit the website to purchase a match pass. Fans overseas can watch the game live on iFollow for £5.

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


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