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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Accrington

All you need to know.

6 August 2021

Team news and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Accrington Stanley
Saturday 7th August 2021, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Sky Bet League 1
Referee: Charles Breakspear

A new adventure begins at Adams Park for the visit of Accrington Stanley on the opening day of the 2021/22 League 1 season - a day more hotly anticipated than most due to the long overdue return of fans for competitive football in HP12.

Excitement has been rising throughout the summer and last Wednesday's stunning friendly victory over Leicester City - coupled with the unveiling of star striker Sam Vokes - has only helped to boost the feelgood factor around the club ahead of the weekend.

Accrington have been a regular thorn in the side of the Chairboys, who haven't tasted victory in this fixture since January 2009, but the Blues are confident they have what it takes to launch a bid to return to the second tier, and will give everything they have to start with a bang.

A whole new experience awaits all visitors at Adams Park with brand-new wifi, PA systems, LED advertising, giant screen, catering opportunities and much more to enjoy around the stadium - and the Wanderers can't wait for it all to begin.

Please remember Adams Park is now a cashless stadium!

Team News
Gareth Ainsworth will make late decisions on a handful of players who've been nursing minor injuries and featured sparsely in pre-season, but there could be a handful of debuts for the likes of Josh Scowen, Sullay Kaikai and Sam Vokes.

Accrington have been hit with the blow of losing club captain Seamus Conneely to injury in pre-season, but they too have bolstered their ranks in the summer and John Coleman could put his faith in young new arrivals who've impressed in under-23 leagues previously.

There's still time to grab a seat; click here for details! Fans of both clubs can buy on the day; home supporters should head to to secure their seat to avoid queues at the stadium, and Accrington fans are able to buy from Ticket Office 1 on arrival (cashless only).

Make use of the brand-new Park and Ride scheme from West Wycombe, which runs regular shuttles from Cowleaze Park before and after the game. There is no parking available on-site for on-the-day purchases, so please do not arrive at the gates unless you have a pass, or have pre-booked.

Head to the Chairboys Village from 11am to begin soaking up the atmosphere, with live sport on TV, and this fan zone will also be abuzz with beer, BBQ food, live music from Dan Pryde. The Village is open to both home and away fans, and requires cashless payments at the bar. We also welcome Brat-Bros Catering - a food truck truck based in London and founded in 2020 by duo Frederick and Alexandros, serving a series of hotdogs including bratwurst and bockwurst accompanied by fries.

The Caledonian Suite is also open from 12pm for home fans, with a bar open and the opportunity to order food via the FETCH app.The Honours Lounge and Woodlands Lounge are reserved for members only.

Click here for all the bar details.

Simply connect to Adams Park WiFi once you're in the stadium and away you go; you won't need to login with a password on this occasion.


Pick up a copy of BluePrint for £3 (cashless) from all retail outlets around the ground, including shop, bars and kiosks. If you can't make the game, you can buy it online and have it delivered to your home. Click here to learn more.

Season Ticket Collection/Digital Tickets
If you ordered a physical season ticket card, and/or upper tier seasonal parking pass, and these haven't arrived, then you can collect these from reception before the match. If you bought a digital ticket (without a card) then you can find details on how to access your ticket here.

The shop is kitted out with the brand-new gold away kit, goalkeeper strips, training kits and other items of kit, merchandise and leisurewear. Also open after the game.

Food and Drink
Inside the stadium, scan the QR code on the nearest seat - or download the FETCH app - to order your food and receive a notification once it's ready to collect from the nearest pick-up point. Click here to learn more.

Man in the middle
Charles Breakspear has overseen 14 Wycombe matches in his career, the first of which came in 2014 with a 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth. More recently, he was in the middle for the League Cup clash with Brentford – showing a straight red card to Dominic Gape – and oversaw the 3-1 win over Tranmere in the last home game before the pandemic.

Can't make it?
You can listen live on iFollow with an audio match pass, or watch live from overseas. Click here to buy your pass.

The club will no longer be running the 50/50 matchday draw, or issuing teamsheets other than to hospitality guests in media, as it moves towards a fully cashless and paperless stadium. Fans can learn the team news on social media, giant screen, digital display screens and tannoy announcements. Wanderers have also ceased its partnership with the Wyc Picks app and this will not be in operation this season.

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