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Preview: Wycombe (A)

16 March 2015

There's little time for rest this week as the Reds head to Wycombe for a midweek test.

Ahead of kick off, the official website has all the information you might need:Stanley travelled to one of the teams aiming for League Two automatic promotion at the weekend and lost but are now preparing to head to another looking to head home with points.

The Reds can take a lot of heart from their performance but will aim to add more cutting edge to beat the Chairboys.

Wycombe have been transformed from the side saved from relegation on the final day of last season and sit second in the table. They could go top with a win.[/vc_tab]Andy Procter is out with a foot injury sustained at the Pirelli Stadium at the weekend, with medical staff monitoring the extent of the problem.

Fellow midfielder Anthony Barry serves the second match of his three match suspension.

Piero Mingoia injured a shoulder at Burton but should be okay to take his place in the team.

[/vc_tab]Wycombe have undergone a dramatic change of fortunes over the summer break.

Last season they battled relegation from League Two and only stayed up on goal difference on the final day at the expense of Bristol Rovers.

This season has proven to be a huge contrast so far, with Gareth Ainsworth's men one of the sides leading the way in the division.

They've been at this level since being relegated from League One in 2012.[/vc_tab]

Gareth Ainsworth

Fans favourite Ainsworth was appointed manager in November 2012 after a successful spell as caretaker boss, having starred as a player since 2009 at Wycombe.

Formerly of Preston, Port Vale, Wimbledon and QPR, Ainsworth retired after the final game of the 2012/13 season after making 600 professional appearances. Ainsworth guided the team to survival on the final day of the 2013/14 campaign.[/vc_tab]

Peter Murphy

Midfielder Murphy needs no introduction to the Stanley fans. He joined as a 16-year-old and remained with the Reds until June 2014 where, after more than 150 games, he moved to Wycombe.

The scorer of many a stoppage-time goal, added time became known as ‘Murphy time' especially during his last season for the Reds. He has continued to pop up with goals for Wycombe, scoring seven times for the Chairboys in the opening three months of this season.[/vc_tab]The two sides have met on 13 previous occasions and the head-to-head record is currently level.

Both sides have four wins and there have been five draws.

Last season's two games both ended in draws, 0-0 at Adams Park and 1-1 at the Store First Stadium. It was also 1-1 at the Store First Stadium in December.[/vc_tab]Stanley are without a win since defeating Burton at home last month. They've taken one point from the four games since then.

John Coleman's team remain 15th in League Two, 12 points from the top seven and ten from the bottom two.

Wycombe returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over promotion rivals Shrewsbury at the weekend. They're unbeaten in five, with their last defeat coming to Newport on Valentine's Day.

They sit second in the league, two points behind leaders Burton.

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Stanley

Gornell 7

McCartan 6

Gray 5

Mingoia 5

Naismith 4

Joyce 4

Atkinson 4

Maguire 4

Windass 3

Wycombe

Hayes 10

Onyedinma 8

Murphy 7[/vc_tab]

Stephen Martin (Staffordshire)

Mr Martin has been a regular on the Football League scene for the last three years and now is often handed the responsibility of taking charge of Championship games.

His last Stanley game was the 2-1 win over Morecambe in October

This season: 28 games, 75 yellow cards, 2 red cards[/vc_tab]


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