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The Big Match Preview: Middlesbrough vs Wycombe

All you need to know.

7 May 2021

Your guide to matchday 46.

Middlesbrough vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 8th May 2021, k.o. 12.30pm GMT
Riverside Stadium
Sky Bet Championship

Sign off in style: that's the message to the Chairboys squad as their first Championship adventure draws to a close at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.

Gareth Ainsworth's men need an unprecedented results to go their way to avoid a return to League 1, but the first target is to finish the campaign with a victory which hopefully takes them off the bottom and continues their excellent recent form.

Neil Warnock's men will finish in a comfortable mid-table spot and won the reverse fixture 3-1 at the start of January, but have won just two of their last eight matches.

Nostalgic Chairboys fans will reminisce about the FA Cup third round meetings between the two clubs in 1975, with the non-league Blues succumbing to a narrow 1-0 loss in the replay at Ayresome Park after a 0-0 home draw with the top-flight outfit. Wycombe's only previous visit to the Riverside Stadium was a 2-0 defeat in the first leg of a 1998 League Cup tie.

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Last Time Out
Here are the highlights from the 1-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend.

Team News
Ryan Tafazolli returned from injury last weekend so could feature, while Josh Knight, Jack Grimmer and Dennis Adeniran have all been assessed following the knocks that forced them off against Bournemouth and will hope to be available. Dominic Gape, Nnamdi Ofoborh and Adebayo Akinfenwa have also been sidelined but Gareth Ainsworth mentioned to the press that all players are hopeful of featuring in the final game of the season.

Middlesbrough are without Darnell Fisher, Sam Morsy, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Dael Fry and Marcus Tavernier due to injury.

Wanderers will be in their regular blue strip for this match.

Man in the Middle
Martin Atkinson has shown 63 yellow and two red cards in his 26 matches in charge this season. The last Wycombe matches he took charge of came in 2003/04; the most recent being the 2-2 draw with QPR in which Matt Bloomfield scored his first goal for the club.

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