Written by billythekid
After seven consecutive wins on the trot, a disappointment on Saturday losing at home 0-1 to 10 man team, Brentford. So AFCB will be hoping to get back in their stride against bottom team Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday at 3 pm.
With only two games to go this game has nothing at stake for either side now, Wycombe are all but relegated after one season in the Championship and have an inferior goal difference of 13 against 21st place Derby County who are also six points in front. The Cherries are playing to finish as high as they can in the play-offs and get back into their winning stride.
The Chairboys have been in the bottom three all season and have in their six games in April, beaten Blackburn Rovers at home 1-0 and then fellow relegation place side Rotherham United 0-3 away. In their third game, they were home to Luton Town and lost 1-3. They then played away at Swansea and came away with a point in a 2-2 draw. Back at home for their fifth game of the month against Bristol City, Wycombe took all three points in a 2-1 win. Their most recent game was back in Wales again and they lost 2-1 at Cardiff City. Result and points-wise this was probably Wycombe Wanderers best month of the season so far.
In our earlier game back in December at Dean Court, the Cherries won 1-0, the goal came four minutes after Wycombe went down to 10 men after Alex Pattinson was given a straight red for a foul on Lewis Cook in the 64th minute, our scorer was Junior Stanislas. In the game dominated by AFCB, who had 22 shots with 7 on target against Wycombe’s 10 shots with 3 on target.
AFCB last visited Wycombe Wanderers in the November of the 2011-12 season in League 1. Marc Pugh scored the only goal of the game from a Wes Fogden cross, but the home side could have equalised, but Stuart Beavon missed a penalty after Scott Malone brought down one of their players. The Cherries completed the double over Wycombe Wanderers, who were relegated at the end of the season. AFCB had Lee Bradbury as manager and they finished in 11th place.
In all our away league games against Wycombe Wanderers, AFCB have W 4, D 4, L 3.
All competitions, AFCB have W 14, D 6, L 6.
Wycombe v AFCB
Wycombe Team News
Ryan Tafazolli, Dominic Gape and Nnamdi Ofoborh missed the Cardiff City game through injuries.
Wycombe Player To Watch
Joe Jacobson with 4 goals and has the most assists with 6. Uche Ikpeazu is the leading scorer with 5 goals and has 2 assists.
AFCB Team News
Shane Long and Lloyd Kelly missed the Brentford defeat. No news on any new injuries. With a play-off place confirmed, JW may rest some key players so they are fit and refreshed for the big games coming up.
AFCB Player To Watch
This again depends on who starts as mentioned above. But the usual suspects if they play, during April all three have been among the goal scorers, Arnaut Danjuma with 5 goals, Philip Billing and Dominic Solanke both with 4 goals.
I’d be extremely surprised if we didn’t see a very different team line up for Saturday’s game. For the final game he’ll maybe give “key players” a run out in the second half just to get them up to speed if the game isn’t too feisty.
I’d rather we played our best team and just managed some players minutes during the games. Injuries can happen any time, even in the last ten minutes of the final game when JW has perhaps brought Arnie on to sharpen him up for the playoffs.
As a manager, I think I’d be brave and play my best team. If you are unlucky and get a run of injuries, it’s hardly your fault. These things can happen. They can also not happen. I think you have to trust your players. If they feel strong, are not carrying any injury and want to play, you should play them. They will probably be clever enough to pull out of any dangerous-looking 50/50s, knowing what’s at stake. – Join the conversation, click here.