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The Big Match Preview: Brentford vs Wycombe

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29 January 2021

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Brentford vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 30th January 2021, k.o. 3pm GMT
Brentford Community Stadium
Sky Bet Championship

READ: Opposition View, with David Anderson, by Alicia Povey
READ: In numbers, by Tom Hancock
READ: Gareth Ainsworth's pre-match thoughts

The second half of Wanderers' maiden Championship season gets underway at the scene of their first game of the 2020/21 campaign, with Gareth Ainsworth's men knowing they need to develop a consistent run of results in order to climb the table and stay in the division.

In the four-week gap since their last league outing, the Chairboys have been cut further adrift from safety by clubs around them collecting points, but Wanderers know their destiny remains in their own hands with plenty of opportunities to string together enough victories to secure second-tier status.

It's a second visit to Brentford's new Community Stadium, having been the first opponents for a competitive fixture in the League Cup clash in September, which was settled in the Bees' favour on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

The sides couldn't be separated in the league either, with Wycombe at full value for their point in a 0-0 draw, but the Bees have gone from strength to strength since then, racking up a 17-game unbeaten run to more than prove their promotion credentials, giving Wanderers a second stiff test in a week following their admirable showing against a star-studded Tottenham on Monday.

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Last Time Out
Here are the highlights from Wanderers' 4-1 loss to Tottenham:

Meanwhile, Brentford drew 1-1 at Swansea in midweek:

Team News
Joe Jacobson has undergone assessments on the knock that forced him off against Tottenham but boss Gareth Ainsworth hopes to have him and Ryan Tafazolli both fit and ready to feature in defence, while Anthony Stewart made his comeback from injury in a midweek win over the Bees' B team, and Jack Grimmer is in line for his 50th appearance for the club. Daryl Horgan and Dominic Gape were also both absent against Spurs but could be in contention.

Brentford are without Charlie Goode with a long-standing injury issue, while Christian Norgaard, Shandon Baptiste and Pontus Jansson have also been sidelined with knocks but could feature.

Wanderers will be in their mango change strip, with the goalkeeper in the mardi gras strip.

Man in the Middle
David Webb has shown 55 yellow cards and four reds in his 21 games so far this season, and officiates a Wanderers match for the first time since 2018 - a 0-0 draw against Oxford at Adams Park.

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