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PREVIEW: Wycombe Wanderers

15 December 2017

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Robbie Weir’s injury time winner on Saturday, helped extend the Spireites’ unbeaten Sky Bet League Two run to six games and next up is a trip to Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow, 3pm. Here’s our match preview…..


Tickets are now off sale at the Proact ticket office and online, however supporters can purchase tickets on the day at Adams Park, subject to a £2 price increase.

Prices for tomorrow’s match are as follows (including price increase): -

Category Price
Adults £22
Senior citizens (60 & over) £19
Young adults (19-25) £17
Juniors (12-18) £13
U11s £7

Team news

Wycombe will be without long-term absentees Michael Harriman (broken leg) and Josh Umerah (ankle) who continue their rehabilitation.

Former Nottingham Forest and Derby County striker Nathan Tyson returns to the first-team squad after a spell on the side-lines.

Chesterfield will continue to be without long term absentees Joe Anyon, Gozie Ugwu, Jordan Sinnott and Jordan Flores.

Andy Kellett should be ok to play after being withdrawn early last weekend, though Bradley Barry and Laurence Maguire will also miss out with hamstring and thigh injuries respectively.

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 Un

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 fifth position in Sky Bet League Two and his side are in good form at Adams Park, winning their last four matches in all competitions.

One to watch – Adebayo Akinfenwa

Better well-known as ‘the Beast’ due to his size, Akinfenwa is debatably the most famous footballer in the EFL.

The 35-year-old striker has enjoyed a good start to this season’s campaign, getting himself 11 goals and six assists, with his latest strike coming in Sunday's FA Cup second round win over Leatherhead.

Akinfenwa has played in League One and Two throughout his entire career, having had spells with AFC Wimbledon, Gillingham, Millwall, Northampton Town and Swansea City. During his spell at AFC Wimbledon, Akinfenwa scored against boyhood club Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup, Liverpool went on the win the tie 2-1

Head to head

Wycombe have played the Spireites on 32 previous occasions. With the full record between the two teams standing as follows:

Wycombe - 15 (wins).

Draws - 5.

Chesterfield - 12 wins.

The Spireites last win in Buckinghamshire came in October 2010, when two goals from Craig Davies either side of a Ben Strevens strike gave Town a 2-1 victory.

From the Dugout

First team coach Tommy Wright is expecting a test at Adams Park tomorrow, but given Town’s recent form he sees no reason why they can’t extend their unbeaten run in the league.

He said: “We know how they play, we have to deal with that, but it’s mainly about how we play.

“If we play to our full potential I think we can beat anybody in this league.”

Can’t get to Buckinghamshire? Fear not you’ll still be able to follow all the action.

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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