Wycombe (A) Match Preview

Tuesday night sees another tricky test for United as they travel to Adams Park to face an out-of-sorts Wycombe Wanderers who are currently without a win in 7.

Mark Bonner’s men came away from the Kassam Stadium  disappointed with a 4-2 defeat against Oxford United on Saturday and will be looking to bounce back as they take the trip to High Wycombe. The Chairboys on the other hand will also be looking to make amends after a shock 3-2 defeat at the hands of Accrington Stanley at the weekend. 

Takeaways from Bonner’s presser

  • Excited with the games we have coming up – “some real belters”
  • Jensen Weir is unlikely to return to the club with injury
  • Has said Wycombe are a powerful side especially from set plays.
  • Knibbs could return to the team.
  • Pleased that Lankester has played back-to-back games.

Expected line-up

I’m expecting Mark Bonner to ring the changes again as the fixtures look to build up. Wes Hoolahan will obviously drop out of the side so expect to see Liam O’Neil in his place. Don’t be surprised to see Shilow Tracey make his first start back from injury too.

Mitov; Williams, Okedina, Sherring, Dunk; Digby, O’Neil; Tracey, May, Brophy; Smith.

Opposition preview

Recently-relegated Wycombe Wanderers went into the season as promotion candidates but recently they’ve made a nosedive out of the play off places, currently sitting 8th in the standings.

With no win in 7 games, pressure is mounting on The Chairboys to turn things around having recently lost to promotion rivals Wigan and Milton Keynes and scraping through a blockbuster 5-5 draw against Cheltenham.

Who is their player to watch?

Welsh international Sam Vokes is settling well into life at Wycombe having scored 11 goals this season. Other notable players for The Blues include club stalwart Joe Jacobsen and Adebayo ‘The Beast’ Akinfenwa.

Who’s in the dugout?

Since replacing our very own Gary Waddock, Gareth Ainsworth has been at the helm for The Wanderers for an astonishing 9 years, leading them to promotion to the Championship in 2020. He’s turned down several advances for other managerial positions, most recently the Sunderland and Preston jobs.

What’s their recent form like?

L, L, D, D, D.

Any ex-United players?

Former winger Sullay Kaikai signed for Wycombe in the summer, he played in the United team that held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at The Abbey. Other past links include legendary strikers Scott Rendell and Uche Ikpeazu.

Last time out

A 1-1 draw thanks to a Paul Lewis equaliser deep in stoppage time.

A matchday album to listen to

Gang of Youths – angel in realtime.

The long-awaited third album from Australian alt-rock heroes Gang Of Youths definitely doesn’t disappoint. Filled with great tracks like in the wake of your leave, the quintet are starting to make a big mark on the UK scene having recently toured with Sam Fender.

The UTAS team’s terrible Moosenet predictions

Marc: 2-0 United, Smith x2

Owen: 2-1 United, Smith

Matt: 1-1, Nascimento

Julian: 1-1, Mr Samuel Smith

Jack: Didn’t answer, but probably Tolaj to score first

Jordan: 2-1 Wycombe, Smith

From the archive

The first 12 seconds is all you need to watch with this one.

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