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PREVIEW: Wycombe Wanderers Vs Barnsley

7 December 2018

Match Previews

PREVIEW: Wycombe Wanderers Vs Barnsley

7 December 2018

The Reds are back in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday 8th December with a trip to Adams Park to face Wycombe Wanderers.

Following progression in the Emirates FA Cup last weekend courtesy of a 4-2 victory at Southend, but penalty shootout elimination from the Checkatrade Trophy in midweek at the hands of Man City's U21 side, Daniel Stendel's Reds are back down to league business this weekend.


The Reds will be looking to put the result at Sunderland behind them when they go head-to-head with the Chairboys on Saturday in a 3pm kick off.

With the likes of Ryan Hedges (toe) and Kenny Dougall (leg) still unavailable and Dimitri Cavaré suspended for this trip, Stendel might well favour the bulk of the squad who triumphed at Roots Hall last weekend. 

Saturday's hosts, Wycombe are in fine form, with only one defeat in their last seven fixtures, three wins in their last four. 


They were 3-2 winners over Shrewsbury Town in their most recent home fixture, and manager Gareth Ainsworth has been nominated for November's Manager of the Month award. 

The Chairboys do have issues though, with another goalkeeping crisis. They had to use the emergency loan market again this week, with Nottingham Forest's Stephen Henderson arriving short-term, and he's expected to make his league debut for Wycombe against the Reds.


At the back for Wanderers is a man familiar to Reds supporters. Full back Jason McCarthy spent last season at Oakwell and won plenty of admirers for his whole-hearted performances before re-joining Saturday's hosts in the summer. 

He spoke to this week and reflected upon his time at Oakwell, saying: “I’m so thankful for the experience I had. I learnt so much and I feel that I am a better player for it. I’ve definitely come on a lot mentally as well. It’s probably been the best learning experience of my career.

"It will be good to see some familiar faces on Saturday, but it’s just another game. I’m not really focused on the fact that it’s Barnsley; I'm more looking at us continuing our really good form. We’re in a good place at the moment.”

Both the Reds' Head Coach, Daniel Stendel and utility player Jacob Brown spoke with the assembled press in midweek and their pre-match videos are available to view in full over on iFollow Barnsley.

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The Reds are about to make just their third visit to Adams Park. We first met Wycombe away in March of 2003 and equalising goals from Bruce Dyer and Mike Sheron (pictured below) earned Barnsley a 2-2 draw against a Chairboys side reduced to 10 men.

A second trip to the stadium came in the same year; a 2-1 victory in October with an Isaiah Rankin brace helping the Reds to all three points.

Mike Sheron

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