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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Gillingham

All you need to know.

8 October 2021

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Wycombe Wanderers vs Gillingham
Saturday 9th October 2021, KO 3pm
Adams Park
Sky Bet League 1
Referee: Kevin Friend

Chairboys are back in action at Adams Park looking to extend their perfect home start to the season in League 1, taking on Gillingham in just one of four games taking place in the third tier over the international weekend.

With the Premier League and Championship taking a break, there'll be plenty of eyes on Wanderers' efforts in overcoming a Gills side who've won just twice so far in the league, but boss Steve Evans' teams have always proved a tough obstacle in meetings down the years.

Adebayo Akinfenwa and Brandon Hanlan could face their former club for the Blues as they bid to replicate their goalscoring heroics of last week's dramatic 4-3 victory over Morecambe, though boss Gareth Ainsworth will no doubt have been sharpening up the squad's defensive shape in training throughout the week.

The visitors won 2-0 at Cambridge on their last away day and were victorious at Adams Park on their most recent visit in February 2019.

Team news
Nick Freeman (knee) remains the only long-term absentee for the Chairboys, while young defenders Jack Wakely, Max Ram, James Clark and Chris Forino are all carrying knocks that kept them out of the midweek game at MK Dons in the Papa John's Trophy. Dominic Gape is fit again, having come through Tuesday's game unscathed, while many first-team regulars were rested in readiness for the league battle. Sullay Kaikai and Daryl Horgan are away on international duty.

Ryan Jackson and Mustapha Carayol could return for Gillingham after injury, but Dan Phillips is still out.

Man in the middle
Premier League official Kevin Friend has refereed two top-flight games this term, and returns to Adams Park for the first time since overseeing the hotly-debated 2-1 loss to Derby County last season.

He first refereed a Wycombe game in 2004, and had teeth knocked out in an accidental collision with Matt Bloomfield the following season.

Tickets
Tickets can be purchased online up until kick-off and Ticket Office 1 will be open from 12-3pm for sales. Any tickets that have been ordered for collection can be collected in the club reception.

Please remember Adams Park is a cashless stadium.

Parking
Parking passes must be purchased in advance for £10 until 3pm on Friday. There are no parking passes available on the day at the stadium.

You can make use of the Park and Ride scheme from West Wycombe (Cowleaze Field) for a cost of £5 per vehicle. There is also a bus service running from the High Wycombe train station with fares of £3.

The Park and Ride from Cowleaze Field will depart every 15 minutes between 1:00pm and 2:45pm, and dropping fans off at the end of Hillbottom Road. The services for the return journey will be available to board from 4.45pm, and continue as required until 6.15pm at the latest.

The bus service running from the station departing from bay X3 will run at 12:45pm, 1:30pm and 2:15pm, heading direct to Adams Park with no stops. Return journeys will run from 5:15pm and 6pm.

Full parking and travel options are here.

Food and drink
There will be the usual Hellfire BBQ in the Chairboys Village, which is open for both home and away fans, with live music from Tom Dulieu. The Away Fans Village is closed for this game.

The Caledonian Suite is open from 12pm for home fans, with a bar open. Please note that FETCH will not be in operation inside the Caledonian Suite, but fans will be able to get a wristband which will allow them to exit and re-enter in order to purchase food from the village.

The Honours Lounge and Woodlands Lounge are reserved for members only.

WiFi
You can connect to Adams Park WiFi once you're in the stadium. You will not currently be prompted to login.

Programmes
Our matchday programme BluePrint will be available to purchase from Sandie's Hut as you enter the ground. If you can't make the game, you can buy it online and have it delivered to your home. Click here to learn more.

Remembering Naz
Wanderers will pay tribute at half-time to season ticket holder Naz Bajwa, who died suddenly last weekend. Naz's friends and family will be at the game in the Family Stand.

No musical instruments
Wanderers have placed a ban on musical instruments being brought into the stadium; click here for full reasons.

Can't join us?
If you can't make it down to Adams Park, you can listen along on iFollow. Passes can be purchased here.

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