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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Norwich

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27 February 2021

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Wycombe Wanderers vs Norwich City
Sunday 28th February 2021, k.o. 12pm GMT
Adams Park
Sky Bet Championship
Virtual Mascots: Noah Butterfield, Dillon Clark, Mollie Raraty

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It's top vs bottom in the Championship under the gaze of the Sky Sports cameras, but Wanderers will keen - and confident - at the challenge of bridging the gulf between the clubs after seeing off another promotion candidate in midweek.

The 1-0 win over Reading was arguably the most assured and complete performance of the season from Gareth Ainsworth's men, who were excellent in all departments and enhanced the growing optimism that this club can survive and thrive at this level.

The reverse fixture against the Canaries resulted in the Chairboys' seventh consecutive defeat at the start of the season, but there was a deeper story beneath the result that day, with the visitors performing magnificently and succumbing to a last-minute free-kick after seeing some contentious refereeing decisions go against them.

They may need a combination of ability, resilience and fortune to help them topple Daniel Farke's league leaders, who have won their last four and only lost once in the league since Boxing Day, but Wycombe have defied the odds countless times down the years and will believe they can do it once again on Sunday.

Last Time Out
Here are the highlights from the 1-0 win over Reading.



Norwich's last game saw them run out victorious over Birmingham.



Team News
Joe Jacobson, Adebayo Akinfenwa and Ryan Allsop are all close to full fitness and could be considered, although Gareth Ainsworth may be tempted to stick with the majority of the same side that defeated Reading, which would see Anis Mehmeti start against his former club, but Ryan Tafazolli is suspended.

Norwich will be missing influential midfielder Todd Cantwell, and Onel Hernandez could also miss out, joining Josh Martin, Sam Byram and Michael McGovern in the treatment room. Ben Gibson is expected to return after injury.

Kit
Wanderers will be in their regular home strip.

Man in the Middle
Robert Jones has shown 26 yellow cards and one red in his 13 games so far this season; he referees a Wycombe game for the first time since July when he oversaw Wanderers' 2-1 win over Oxford in the League 1 play-off final.

Chairboys Live
Join Dan Simpson as he grills talkSPORT reporter Ian Abrahams (the Moose) about THAT interview with David Stockdale, while you can see footage from Gareth Ainsworth's press conference, the virtual mascot interview, team news and more from 11.15am across the club's Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels.

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