Opposition report: Wycombe Wanderers

Blues are looking to make it four points from their last two games with a win at Adams Park.


A closer look at this evening's opponents at Adams Park....


Wycombe come into this evening’s Adams Park showdown off the back of a 7-2 drubbing by in-form Brentford. The Chairboys went into half-time at 2-2 but five second goals condemned Gareth Ainsworth’s side to a seventh defeat in ten games.

Their last victory came in the FA Cup third round against fellow Championship outfit Preston North End at the start of January – they won 4-1 on that occasion.

But in the league, it’s been difficult for the newly promoted outfit – they’ve only won three games all season, drawing six and losing fifteen.


Gareth Ainsworth is almost part of the furniture at Adams Park, having managed in Buckinghamshire for over eight years. During his time in the managerial hotseat, Ainsworth has led the club to promotion from League Two at the end of the 2017/18 season and then from League One in 2020, as Wycombe secured a place in the Championship for the first time in the club’s history.

Ainsworth also spent nine years at the club as a player – first on-loan after signing from QPR, before the move was turned permanent in 2010. The midfielder played over 100 times in Blue on the pitch.

During his playing days, Ainsworth was known as the “Wild Thing” due to his appearance and musical ambitions. He formed a band with former Wimbledon teammates Chris Perry and Trond Andersen.


Another Wycombe club legend still on the books is Adebayo Akinfenwa. Whilst “The Beast” has seen his game-time restricted a little this season, he’s still featured 20 times in the Sky Bet Championship at 38-years-old.

Since joining the club from Wimbledon over four years ago, the burly forward has played over 170 games, scoring 46 goals.

Physical, a menace in the air and hard-working, he’s one for Blues to look out for on Tuesday evening.


The teams have only met seven times over the years, with the first coming back in the summer of 1994 in the old League Division 2. Wycombe were triumphant at St. Andrew's that afternoon but after that, Blues won four on the trot before another Chairboys win earlier this season.


Blues fell to a 2-1 home defeat against Wycombe earlier this season at St. Andrew's. Marc Roberts had opened the scoring before Scott Kashket’s equaliser and a Kristian Pedersen own goal.


Many people know of Wycombe’s nickname of ‘The Chairboys’ but where did it come from?

Well, High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire was known for chair-making when the club was founded back in 1887 but the concept of the club and chair-making going hand-in-hand never really caught on until the 1980’s after a fanzine rediscovered it.