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Preview: Wycombe Wanderers (A)

19 October 2018

The Iron return to action with a trip to Wycombe Wanderers this Saturda

United go into the match looking to bounce back from two successive league defeats against Luton Town and Peterborough United respectively, while the Chairboys were defeated by Charlton Athletic last time out.


Speaking to the media on Thursday, Iron boss Stuart McCall confirmed winger Josh Morris faces around four weeks out with a fractured jaw, while midfielder Matthew Lund will be out for a similar amount of time with an ankle ligament injury.

Left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson missed the early part of the week with a virus, while right-back Jordan Clarke also sat out Thursday but will hopefully be back this weekend.
Elsewhere, striker Ike Ugbo is now back with the Iron after receiving treatment at Chelsea, looked sharp in training and will be assessed ahead of Saturday. Midfielder James Horsfield (groin) is also back in full training following injury, while attacker George Thomas has returned from international duty with Wales.

Goalkeepers Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) remain long-term absentees.


The Iron drew 0-0 against Wycombe at Glanford Park on their last meeting during the 2013-14 season, and the spoils were also shared in a 1-1 draw at Adams Park earlier that season.

2013-14 - Sat Mar 29 LG 2 Iron 0-0 Wycombe  
2013-14 - Sat Dec 14 LG 2 Wycombe 1-1 Iron Burton
2011-12 - Sat Mar 3 LG 1 Iron 4-1 Wycombe Reid, Barcham 2, Parkin
2011-12 - Sat Aug 6 LG 1 Wycombe 1-1 Iron Nelson
2004-05 - Tue Feb 15 LG 2 Wycombe 2-1 Iron Sparrow
2004-05 - Fri Oct 8 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Wycombe Hayes, Crosby pen
1999-00 - Sat Jan 15 DIV 2 Wycombe 2-1 Iron Sheldon
1999-00 - Sat Aug 14 DIV 2 Iron 0-1 Wycombe  
1993-94 - Sat Apr 23 DIV 3 Wycombe 2-2 Iron Smith, Bullimore pen
1993-94 - Sat Nov 6 DIV 3 Iron 0-0 Wycombe  


League 2 5 3
Total 2 5 3


Adebayo Akinfenwa, AKA 'the Beast’ signed for the Blues in July 2016 following his release from AFC Wimbledon, where he had slotted home a penalty in their play-off final win at Wembley before issuing a come-and-get-me plea to managers via WhatsApp.

The former Swansea, Gillingham and Northampton star opened his account for his new club in the 1-1 draw with Accrington in August, and went on to add important strikes in the league as well as scoring the winner in the FA Cup first round win at Portsmouth, reaching double figures by January.

Akinfenwa finished the season with an equal career-best 18 goals, scooping the Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year at the end of his maiden campaign at Adams Park.

Bayo would go on to achieve similar success in 2017/18; yet again scoring 18 goals, picking up both the Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year awards and playing an integral part in the Chairboys’ promotion to League One.

He has scored three goals so far this season.


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Bristol Rovers v Oxford United
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Doncaster Rovers v Gillingham
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Peterborough United v Accrington Stanley
Plymouth Argyle v Burton Albion
Portsmouth v Fleetwood Town
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