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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Rotherham

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11 September 2020

Team news and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Rotherham United
Saturday 12th September 2020, k.o. 12.30pm BST
Adams Park
Sky Bet Championship

This is it.

With 133 years of non-league and lower league glory behind them, Wycombe Wanderers will step out at an empty Adams Park tomorrow to embark on a new adventure in the Championship, taking on Rotherham United in the first game of the new season.

Gareth Ainsworth's men earned their place in the second tier with victory at Wembley in the play-off final on July 13th and haven't stopped working since, strengthening the squad with a number of signings to ensure they're fully prepared for the challenges ahead, and performing well in their Carabao Cup meeting with Brentford last weekend.

Paul Warne's Millers finished the curtailed 2019/20 season in second place to return to the Championship at the first time of asking, and their first competitive game since March ended in a penalty shootout defeat at Salford City in their cup encounter.

With only a handful of essential staff, media, sponsors and directors in attendance due to Covid-19 restrictions, supporters will instead enjoy a four-camera live stream on iFollow - make sure you read up on how to secure your pass in plenty of time for kick-off.

A reminder to please stay away from Adams Park so as to not jeopardise the health and safety protocols in place.

Team News
Dominic Gape is suspended following his sending-off at Brentford, while Adebayo Akinfenwa continues his rehab from a knee operation in the summer, but Ainsworth has an otherwise fully-fit squad to call upon, with Uche Ikpeazu and Alex Pattison available again after injury and illness respectively.

Rotherham are believed to have Curtis Tilt and Trevor Clarke absent due to injury, but Richard Wood and Ben Wiles are likely to be back from injury.

Kit
Wanderers will be in their brand-new Dreams-sponsored quarters.

Man in the Middle
James Linington was last in charge of a Wanderers fixture in September 2017, officiating the 2-1 home defeat to Luton. Last season the Championship referee dished out 74 yellow and three red cards in 30 matches.

How to Watch
Click here for our comprehensive guide on how to follow the action; season ticket holders should have received a free pass for iFollow, and should email tickets@wwfc.com if this hasn't arrived. For any technical difficulties relating to your iFollow account, please email ifollow@efl.com but be aware of a high volume of queries across the EFL which may cause a longer than desired waiting time.

Chairboys Live: Matchday
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