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Looking at...Wycombe

29 July 2015

Chris Gadsby continues his look at our League 2 opponents, with Wycombe Wanderers.

Full Name: Wycombe Wanderers Football Club


Nickname: The Chairboys


Founded: 1887


Ground: Adams Park (Capacity 10,284)


Record against County: Played 4, Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 3, Goals For 3, Goals Against 5


Last Season: 4th – After finishing just a point outside the automatic promotion places Wycombe came so close to securing their promotion via the playoffs. It took a 120th minute equaliser from Southend in the playoff final and extra penalties in the shootout to separate the two sides, leaving Wycombe heartbroken and left to try all over again this year. Wanderers spent a lot of the season in the automatic promotion places and were joint top at Christmas only to have it snatched away from them with two games remaining as Bury clinched the final spot in the top three.


Key Player: Paul Hayes – a highly experienced player with 15 goals to his name last season, the 31 year old signed for Wycombe last summer after he was released from Scunthorpe, who he helped gain promotion in 2004/05 in his first spell for the club. Last year he scored his 100th league goal and celebrated his 500th appearance. He had a loan spell at Wycombe in the 2011/12 season but only made six appearances.


Fixtures: October 20th (A) March 5th (H)


Prediction: Hot of the back of their fantastic season last year it is hard not to look at the side that has been put together for the upcoming campaign and not think that they will be in the mix again. This has been a common theme throughout the clubs that have been looked at over the past week and its one of the reasons that the league has the potential to be so strong and difficult at the same time. There are so many clubs that could be in the running next May, Wycombe one of them, but it is going to make consistency the key next year as points dropped against teams in the bottom third will significantly hurt them.


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