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PREVIEW: Wycombe Wanderers

27 April 2018

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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....


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


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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