Richard Day looks ahead to tomorrow's game
WYCOMBE WANDERERS v GILLINGHAM
npower League Two
Tuesday August 21 2012
Team News -
Adam Birchall and Chris Whelpdale will both be assessed following training today.
We hope to have more team news from manager Martin Allen this afternoon but he has said the following earlier today - “I have watched the Bradford game over the weekend and they put in a fantastic effort and at times you could say too much effort, they worked so hard and they really wanted to win.
“There is plenty of time to rest – the game finished here at ten to five on Saturday and we don’t start until 7.45 on Tuesday so that isn’t a problem.
“They all went swimming yesterday – I imagine they didn’t do a lot yesterday and we won’t be doing much today or tomorrow. Back to back games isn’t a problem, our players are as fit as butcher’s dogs and there is a lot of them champing to play so it might be the time to give others a chance too.”
The Chairboys look likely to be without left-back Charlie Dunne (knock) and striker Matt McClure (tendonitis of the knee) who both missed the trip to York at the weekend.
Wycombe will be in their familiar sky and navy halved shirts with navy shorts and socks while the Gills are going to be wearing the red shirt with blue sleeves, white shorts and socks.
At the weekend -
While the Gills recorded a fine 3-1 triumph over Bradford City here at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday thanks to two goals from Danny Kedwell and one from new signing Miles Weston, Gary Waddock’s side began the 2012-13 campaign with a 3-1 victory at Football League newcomers York City.
The Wycombe scorers at Bootham Crescent were Matt Bloomfield, Sam Wood, a 40-yard stunner, and Stuart Beavon.
The Wanderers line-up was: Bull, Stewart, Basey, Doherty (c), Johnson, Spring, Lewis, Bloomfield (Winfield 86), Grant (Oli 75), Wood, Beavon (Logan 93) Unused subs: Harrison, Angol, Kewley-Graham, Hause.
Previous Meetings -
L2 2010-11: Wycombe 1-0 Gillingham Att: 4,617
(Phillips, Bennett, Betsy)
L1 2009-10: Wycombe 3-0 Gillingham Att: 7,110
L2 2008-09: Wycombe 1-0 Gillingham Att: 6,306
L1 1999-00: Wycombe 1-0 Gillingham Att: 4,183
L1 1998-99: Wycombe 0-2 Gillingham Att: 6,688
L1 1997-98: Wycombe 1-0 Gillingham Att: 5,583
L1 1996-97: Wycombe 1-1 Gillingham Att: 4,582
(Scott pen) (Forster)
L2 1993-94: Wycombe 1-1 Gillingham Att: 6,226
In eight league games at Adams Park the tally is five wins for Wanderers, one for the Gills and two draws.
There have been 21 previous meetings between the clubs and going into tomorrow’s fixture things are perfectly poised with both team’s having won seven times while there have also been seven draws.
Referee – Stephen Martin
Assistant referee’s – Nigel Lugg & Dean Treleaven
Fourth Official – Paul Kelly
The Staffordshire official takes control of his first Football League game having stepped up from the Blue Square Premier this season.
Wheelchair supporters need to contact Wycombe on 01494 441118
Student (with ID card): £18
Senior Citizens (60+): £18
Ticket prices on the night for the visiting section (the Dreams Stand) will be as follows -
For those supporters who have not been to Adams Park before, the address is -
Travelling Gills -