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PREVIEW: Wycombe Wanderers

27 April 2018

After a difficult week on and off the field, the Spireites play their penultimate Sky Bet League Two home fixture tomorrow, when Wycombe Wanderers visit the Proact, 3pm. Here's our big match preview....

Reminder

Supporters should be aware that Tesco Extra, adjacent to the Proact Stadium, will be enforcing a two-hour match day parking restriction.

Tickets

Supporters can purchase their tickets on the day of the game, from the Club Superstore from 9am-12pm and then from the ticket office, which will be open from 12pm until kick off.

A full list of prices can be found here.

Team news

Caretaker manager Ian Evatt, has confirmed that the likes of Jordan Sinnott, Josh Kay, Jerome Binnom-Williams and Gozie Ugwu - who all returned to action in Tuesday's Derbyshire Senior Challenge Cup final win - are in his plans for the game. Long-term absentees Sam Hird, Giles Coke and Dylan Mottley-Henry once again miss out.

The Chairboys have confirmed that both Sido Jombati and Adebayo Akinfenwa will travel with the squad to North Derbyshire, but hasn't confirmed whether or not both will feature, so both will be assessed before the game.

The opposition

Manager - Gareth Ainsworth

Ainsworth has been Wycombe manager since 2012, guiding the Chairboys to the League Two playoff final in 2015, where they were defeated on penalties by Southend United.

The Englishman was player/manager from 2012-2014 and made a total of 116 appearances for the club. Prior to his time with Wycombe he enjoyed a lengthy career spanning two decades, which included spells at Queens Park Rangers, Wimbledon, Preston North End and Port Vale. The midfielder made total of 617 appearances and scoring 118 goals.

During Ainsworth’s time at QPR he had two caretaker manager roles. First one coming in 2008 and following the sacking of Paulo Sousa in 2009.

Ainsworth has guided the Chairboys to third position in Sky Bet League Two and his side could be promoted to League One, should they win tomorrow, and results elsewhere go in their favour.

One to watch – Nathan Tyson

The former Derby County and Nottingham Forest striker signed a one-year contract extension at Adams Park earlier this week and has seven league goals to his name this season.

Tyson joined the Chairboys at the start of this campaign, for his second spell at the Buckinghamshire club, having previously scored 44 goals in a two-year spell from 2004-2006.

Capable of playing out wide as well as centrally, he’s combined well with fellow attackers Akinfenwa and Craig Mackail-Smith at Adams Park and his new deal is just reward for his efforts.

The 35-year-old has also featured for the likes of Reading, Cheltenham Town, Millwall and Scottish side Kilmarnock during his 19-year career.

Head to Head

Tomorrow’s clash will be the 33rd between the two sides, with the full record between the two teams standing as follows:

Chesterfield - 12 (wins).

Draws – 5.

Wycombe - 16 (wins).

The last three encounters have all gone in favour of the Chairboys, with Town’s last victory coming back in November 2013, where goals from Ollie Banks and Armand Gnanduillet helped us to a 2-0 victory. Click on the link below to see the goals from that day.

From the dugout

Ahead of his first match as caretaker manager, Evatt has confirmed that he'll be showing the same determination in the dugout that he does on the pitch.

“I think that anyone who knows me, will know that I will do anything I can and what’s right for this football club," he said.

“If the powers that be wanted me in charge until the end of the season then so be it, I’ll give it my best shot, 110 per cent and try and somehow try to salvage some positivity from the last three games.

“I can’t change the outcome in terms of relegation, but I can certainly change the mood going into the summer.”

Can't get to the Proact? Fear not you can still follow all the action from the game.

Across match day we'll have:

- Live commentary, exclusive to the internet, on iFollow.

- Minute-by-minute coverage for the club's Twitter page.

- Updates and images from the club's Facebook and Instagram feeds.

- Stats and reaction across the weekend on the official site.

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Match Reports

Spireites Defeated by Chairboys

28 April 2018

Ian Evatt's first match in caretaker charge of Chesterfield ended in defeat, as Wycombe Wanderers emerged 2-1 winners at the Proact this afternoon.

The Spireites went ahead six minutes before half-time when Bradley Barry’s shot rebounded off the post and went in off the helpless Michael Harriman.

Nathan Tyson’s deft touch in first-half added time levelled the score, and then midfielder, Dominic Gape slammed home the visitors’ winner with 15 minutes remaining, sealing promotion for Gareth Ainsworth’s men.

After a tentative opening 15 minutes from both sides, the game finally sprung into life with both sides having numerous opportunities to score.

The first chance of the game went to Wycombe, as Matthew Bloomfield’s shot went narrowly wide of Aaron Ramsdale’s near-post. Bloomfield had another chance to score but his shot was heroically blocked on the edge of the area by Joe Rowley.

The Spireites then had their first chance of the afternoon, after a swift counter-attack allowed Jerome Binnom-Williams to cut the ball back for Louis Dodds to strike first time, only for Chairboys goalkeeper Scott Brown to tip behind for a corner.

Halfway through the first-half Wycombe enjoyed a dangerous spell and were unlucky not to score. First, Joe Jacobson’s curling free-kick was smartly pushed behind for a corner by Ramsdale. From the resulting corner, the ball ricocheted around inside the area, fortunately just going wide of the Spireites post for a goal kick.

Louis Dodds was denied the opportunity to score on the half hour mark, after George Smith’s cross into the area fell at the feet of Dennis who teed up his team mate, only for Wycombe captain Adam El-Abd to block his goal bound effort.

Minutes later, Bradley Barry’s hanging cross was met by the head of Binnom-Williams which missed the target.

Town’s goal finally came when after Dennis had picked up a loose ball in midfield, he fed Barry who advanced into the area and then saw his shot hit the post which rebounded off Harriman and into the net.

Tyson then levelled for the visitors in first half stoppage time, after Luke O’Nien crossed and the veteran striker got the faintest of touches to score.  

Wycombe’s Sido Jombati was involved in all the action at the beginning of the second-half. First, his header was heading towards the bottom corner, only to be denied by the outstretched arm of Ramsdale.

Then his teasing cross deceived everyone in the penalty area and Tyson nearly doubled his account for the afternoon.

Binnom-Williams had Chesterfield’s first chance of the second-half which he blazed harmlessly over the bar. Minutes later, Binnom-Williams’ cross was met by Kristian Dennis whose header went wide of the target.

Wycombe then took the lead with 15 minutes left to play, Joe Jacobson’s swinging corner wasn’t cleared by the Chesterfield defence and Dominic Gape thundered the ball past the helpless Ramsdale.

Chesterfield had then had two good opportunities to level the game. Laurence Maguire’s looping volley hit the top of the Wycombe crossbar and then substitute Jak McCourt crossed for Dodds whose header went wide of the far post.

Louis Reed nearly levelled in injury time when his shot from 25-yards out went over the agonisingly over the cross bar. That proved to be the final action of the match, as the visitors held on for victory and with it secured promotion.

Chesterfield: Ramsdale, Binnom-Williams (Ugwu 71’), Talbot (C), Dodds (Brown 87’), Dennis, Nelson, Reed, Barry, Maguire, Smith, Rowley (McCourt 77’).

Subs: Anyon, Sinnott, Whitmore, Weir.

Wycombe Wanderers: Brown, Jombati, Jacobson, Gape, El-Abd, Bloomfield (Saunders 87’), Harriman, O’Nien, Tyson, Williams (Cowan-Hall 67’), Mackail-Smith

Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Akinfenwa, McGinley, Kashket, Bean.

Attendance: 5,679 (1,131 Wycombe supporters)

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Ticket News

Wycombe Wanderers Tickets On Sale Now

24 April 2018

Tickets for the Spireites' penultimate home match of the season with Wycombe Wanderers this Saturday, 3pm, are now on sale at the Proact ticket office and online.

Help us to #PacktheProact by purchasing your tickets now online, at the ticket office or via telephone on 01246 269300 (option one).

Supporters are advised that ticket sales during the week will now take place in the Club SuperstoreClick here for further information.

 

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