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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Lincoln

All you need to know.

20 August 2021

Team news, tickets and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Lincoln City
Saturday 21st August 2021, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Sky Bet League 1
Referee: James Bell

Wanderers' unbeaten start to the season will be tested by last year's defeated play-off finalists in the Chairboys' second home game of the campaign this weekend.

Gareth Ainsworth's men matched their best ever start to a League 1 season by claiming seven points from a possible nine against Accrington, Cheltenham and Wigan, and now return to Adams Park looking for a repeat of the entertainment served up last time the Imps came to HP12.

Joe Jacobson scored an incredible hat-trick of set pieces to send the Blues top of League 1 for the first time in their history, as Wanderers clinched a 3-1 win in what was to be the last game in charge of Lincoln for manager Danny Cowley, who'd led them from the National League, won the EFL Trophy and reached the FA Cup quarter-final.

New boss Michael Appleton has overhauled the squad and changed the style of play which reaped its rewards last term, missing out on promotion by the narrowest of margins, and they've started with a win, a draw and a defeat so far this term.

Please remember Adams Park is now a cashless stadium!

Team News
Gareth Ainsworth has no fresh injuries so will have some selection decisions to make. Dominic Gape, Ryan Tafazolli, David Wheeler and Jason McCarthy have been the recent absentees.

Lincoln are missing new signing Chris Maguire and Joe Walsh through injury, but could welcome back midfielder Teddy Bishop, who made an impressive start to life at Lincoln before missing the defeat to Bolton in midweek.

Tickets
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 tickets.wwfc.com to secure their seat to avoid queues at the stadium, and Lincoln fans are able to buy from Ticket Office 1 on arrival (cashless only).

Parking
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. The club have also introduced a new bus service from Wycombe Rail Station. 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 before 3pm on Friday.

Bars
Head to the Chairboys Village from noon to begin soaking up the atmosphere, with live sport on TV, and this fan zone will also be abuzz with beer, BBQ food and live music. The Village is open to home fans only, and requires cashless payments at the bar.

Wanderers are delighted to welcome back the Funky Elephant food truck, which will be situated by the Village.

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.

Please note the club are unable to facilitate Q&As with players inside the stadium lounges, due to EFL restrictions which are in place to limit Covid risks of players in highly-congested indoor spaces. The club hopes these restrictions will be lifted as soon as possible so that these Q&As can resume.

Lincoln fans are invited to visit the new Away Fan Village by the entrance to the stadium, which will be selling soft and alcoholic drinks, with catering provided by Brat-Bros - 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.

WiFi
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.

Programmes

Pick up a copy of BluePrint for £3 (cashless) from Sandie's Hut close to the front gate, plus 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.

Shop
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
This is James Bell’s first ever involvement as a referee in a Wycombe fixture. He’s shown 12 yellow cards and no reds in three EFL games so far this term; last year was his first in the EFL and he dished out 85 yellows and nine reds in 31 fixtures.

Away coach travel bookings
You can book coach travel to upcoming away games at the OWWSA table inside the Caledonian Suite foyer. Visit owwsa.co.uk for full details.

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.

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