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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Aston Villa U21s

All you need to know for the Papa John's Trophy opener.

31 August 2021

Team news, tickets and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Aston Villa U21s
Tuesday 31 August 2021, k.o. 7pm
Adams Park
Papa John's Trophy
Referee: Paul Howard

Wycombe kick off their Papa John's Trophy campaign against an Aston Villa U21s side at Adams Park tonight. The Chairboys will be looking to bounce back after falling to a 3-1 defeat at Sunderland on Saturday, while Villa come into the game having trounced Barrow 6-0 last week in the EFL Cup with a lot of the young squad involved.

The young Villa side will be looking to break their poor form in the competition, having lost all five of the games they've played over the past two seasons.

If things are all square at full time, the match will go straight to penalties, with the winning side getting a bonus point.

Team News

Gareth Ainsworth will hand Chairboys debuts to Brandon Hanlan, Connor Parsons, Chris Forino, James Clark and Malachi Linton, who is available to play despite being on loan to King Lynn Town. There could also be first appearances at Adams Park for Adam Przybek and Andre Burley.

A standout for the Aston Villa U21s could be striker Cameron Archer, who scored a clinical hat-trick as they beat Barrow 6-0 in the EFL Cup.


Tickets are available to purchase online or at the ticket office at Adams Park this evening. Prices are £5 for adults (ages 26-64), and £1 for all other ticket types.

Car parking passes are available to purchase online until 3pm and cannot be bought on the gate.

Please note that there is no park and ride service from West Wycombe, and buses from High Wycombe train station will not be running.

Man in the middle

This will be the first time referee Paul Howard takes charge of a Wycombe Wanderers fixture. So far this season he has refereed four games, dishing out nine yellow cards.

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