Match Overview

Last season Wycombe Wanderers and Morecambe were two divisions apart. Gareth Ainsworth is working to get The Chairboys back where they came from, whilst Robbo is doing everything in his power to remain a League One side. 

Wanderers come into this fixture the form side, with 10 points from 12 against quality opposition in Oxford United, Bolton, Sunderland and Charlton. The Shrimps have seen a bit of upturn in results with a win against Doncaster and a recent draw away to Wimbledon, but overall the performance levels have been a better level since the infamous 4-3 comeback to beat Doncaster. 

The loan signings of Trevor Carson in goal and Jacob Bedeau at centre back have provided an air of solidarity. Let’s hope it continues. There’s no better test than playing the team top of the league. Wycombe scored four against us earlier this season, in an entertaining, yet deflating, 4-3 victory with the winner coming from Curtis Thompson’s 92nd minute winner.

Incredibly, we had nearly scored the winning goal on the break ourselves, also in injury time. Who knows what this game has in store?

To anticipate the game, I’ve got a global stellar lineup with contributions from John Jacobs (JJ) from Wycombe Wanderers Gibraltar George Taylor from The Wanderer Podcast and Marcelo González Meier from Mexico WWFC Mexico.

What are they expecting? 

JJ,

“Our last game was a crazy 4-3, with a late, late goal to see us steal all 3 points. Two poor errors from us defensively helped Morecambe to a two-goal lead and another error could’ve seen you three up.


Do I expect late goals and drama? Possibly – it’s been a habit of Wycombe under Ainsworth in recent seasons. As an international follower, I watch the vast majority of our games on iFollow. With two kids, Saturday’s are usually pretty busy, so I often have one eye on the game on my phone. Three times this season I’ve shut it off, thinking the game was over, only to see hours later once the kids are in bed that we scored a late goal to rescue a point or all three.


Do I expect defensive errors? No. A recent switch at right-back has seen Jack Grimmer come in for Jason McCarthy. Grimmer offers a little less going forward (though if you watch his stunning goal against Bolton last week (his first for the club in three seasons), you wouldn’t think that to be the case), but he makes us a lot more solid at the back.

Coming into 2022, we’ve kept three clean sheets out of 4. We did concede three against Sunderland, all of which came at the hands of Ross Stewart. In that game we had Chris Forino filling in for Ryan Tafazolli. He’s a young defender who we signed to our development squad after he came from Loughborough University to make up the numbers for us who ended up being signed. It was only his 3rd appearance in the professional game. While Morecambe do have a striker close to Stewart’s goal scoring ability in Cole Stockton, I would hope that the defensive errors that were seen in the reverse fixture won’t hand Cole another goal to add to his already impressive tally.”

George,

“As someone making the 460-odd mile round trip, a repeat of our earlier encounter at Adams Park would be tremendous. Morecambe pick up the majority of their points at home, and Wycombe have the second best away record in the league, so hopefully we can expect a competitive game.

Based on our previous meeting, it’s probably difficult for Wycombe fans to fathom how Morecambe are in the position they find themselves in. As a club who have had their fair share of relegation battles in recent memory, we know first hand how important home form is, so I’d expect Morecambe to be quick out of the blocks and try to dominate early proceedings.”

Marcelo,

“Wycombe is in quite good form right now. Having already had the usual bad run of form of November-December, the squad appears to be committed and focused on the main target of getting back to the Championship. Last game was electric and with a ton of goals, being one of the most exciting Wycombe games in the season. However, from a personal point of view, I do not expect a similar game.

Wycombe is becoming better and better in trying to control games, especially against teams in the lower region of the table. In that sense, I expect a tight game where both teams would definitely pursue the three points for their own aspirations and objectives.”

With the help of these Wanderers experts we’ll review selection decisions for both managers, strengths, weaknesses of Wycombe, opportunities against them and threats from them.

Shrimp’s Selections 

This selection prediction caused some challenges. During our last outing at home to second placed Wigan Athletic, we produced some of the most comprehensive football we’ve shown all season. This using Robbo’s popular 4-3-3 for consecutive games. We looked like a cohesive unit across the pitch – particularly in the first half. Wigan created a couple of good chances, but we were asking all the right questions and actually ended the half with higher expected goals – 0.76 to 0.51 –  with eleven shot attempts to Wigan’s eight. What impressed me a lot is how we took our opportunities to steal the ball, remained calm on the ball and pressed well off the ball. Wigan’s second goal in injury time of the first half, took the wind out of our sails somewhat, but we still remained competitive against a side brimming with quality. 

I was convinced we’d just keep it the same line-up for consistency, until I considered how Wycombe set-up. Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe predominantly play with three attackers in the middle of the pitch – either two centre forwards with one attacking midfielder or vice versa. 

The risk of playing four at the back against this Wanderers combination is we could get pinned in. Robbo tends to like to match up to an extent. 

Against Wycombe in the game at Adams Park they set up in the first half as anticipated, with three forwards – two attacking midfielders behind Sam Vokes. 

We had played four at the back for the three previous League games, but had changed to three at the back, I’d imagine, to counter the attacking threat of Wycombe. It worked a treat in the first half and we found ourselves two goals up playing some great counter attacking football. 

Gareth Ainsworth was forced to make tactical changes at the break and they went to a 4-3-3 for the remainder of the game. This coincided with Sam Vokes coming to the fore with his aerial threat. Our centre backs had kept him relatively quiet and isolated  in the first half, with him winning 50% (10 from 20) of his aerial duels; this increased to 72% (13 from 18) in the second half. It’s uncertain if Sam Vokes will play, as he was missing due to COVID in their last two fixtures, but regardless we have recently played 5-3-2 comfortably against Spurs in the 3rd round of the Cup. We kept a lead 1-0 against a Premier League side for 74 minutes and managed to impose ourselves when on the ball. 

I’ve been impressed with the midfield three of Toumani Diagouraga, Shane McLoughlin and Aaron Wildig in the last few games. They’ve all complimented each other well and shown good experience and composure on the ball. 

Wycombe are scrappers so I had considered we may introduce new signing, Ousmane Fane, but I can’t justify making a change to an impressive midfield. Perhaps he could be brought into the centre back position for his height, but this seems too radical a decision, to play him out of his natural position for his debut and not having played EFL football since 2018-2019. He could be a useful player to bring into play from the bench. 

It’s also worth mentioning, Robbo mentioned in his pre-match conference that they were still testing for COVID so this could be a factor that impacts our line-up. So far, as far we know we’ve had very few cases so logically you’d expect more of our squad to be affected at some point. 

Wanderers’ Selections

JJ,

“The bulk of our starting XI has picked itself in recent weeks, but based on last week’s game, Gareth will have a couple of selection headaches. Sam Vokes missed our 2-0 win at Oxford on Saturday due to a suspected positive Covid test. Depending on his situation, if he’s eligible, Gareth will have to choose between including him in place of one of our excellent performers at the weekend.

To compensate for Vokes, we pushed Anis Mehmeti up the pitch, Hanlan as a CF and brought Curtis Thompson in for some extra steel in midfield alongside Josh Scowen. Thompson has staked his claim to be picked against Morecambe by scoring a lovely 25 yard bottom strike and picking up MOTM for the game for that, as well as his dogged performance in midfield.”

George,

“We are in a very fortunate position of having a deep and settled squad. Ainsworth is largely able to select his teams based on the particular tactics he wants to employ against each opponent. Having said that, the core of the team with all players fit generally picks itself. The recent form of development squad centre back Chris Forino has certainly asked some questions of the manager, although he’s unlikely to displace the assured partnership of Ryan Tafazoli and Anthony Stewart.

Sam Vokes missed the weekend game with a ‘suspected’ Covid case (whatever that means) and it’s not yet clear if he’ll be available for the trip north. Despite being our main forward outlet, the re-shuffle prompted by his enforced absence vs Oxford may have raised an eyebrow with the manager, allowing the increasingly dynamic Brandon Hanlan greater freedom to make a nuisance of himself. Should Vokes be available, it might present an opportunity to rest the quick footed Anis Mehmeti. “

Marcelo,

“The main dilemma that Ainsworth’s been having this season refers to deploying a five-men defensive line or opting for four in the back. It now seems that Gareth Ainsworth is sticking to a 5-2-3, which naturally evolves to a 3-4-3 when we are in the attacking phase. The last game we played with four in the back was in the 2-2 draw against Sheffield Wednesday back on the last days of November, in which we were lucky not to concede more goals as the defensive line looked quite insecure.

Anis Mehmeti began the season with more of a substitute role but the young Albanian has regained his position in the starting XI and he’s being deployed as a second central midfielder alongside Scowen. This movement has allowed Ainsworth to line up Hanlan, Vokes and McCleary on top. Although a midfield of Scowen and Thompson provides more security and balance to the team, it is quite tough to leave any of Vokes, Hanlan, McCleary or Mehmeti on the sidelines.

Vokes was absent due to COVID-19 last game against Oxford, in which Ainsworth brought Thompson in to play alongside Scowen and gave free roam on top to McCleary and Mehmeti to play behind Hanlan. If Vokes is available, there is no doubt that the Welshman should be the striker reference on top due to his work rate and the amount of aerial balls he wins for the Chairboys. Vokesy is crucial to Wycombe’s game with its heading ability and the way he attracts defenders and provides space for others to attack the opposition (Stat from @The Near Post on TW: “No player in the top four tiers of English football has won more aerial duels than Sam Vokes (234)” Stat posted on December 1st, 2021)”

Wanderer’s Strengths

JJ,

“Our strengths really come from our incredible team spirit – we’re more than the sum of our parts and come into this fixture punching above our weight in terms of the table, as we have done for much of Ainsworth’s tenure. We never know when we’re beat – as Morecambe saw in the reverse fixture – and we know how to shut a game down when we take the lead of late. The boa constrictors of the EFL, as Ali Maxwell from NTT20 coined this week.

In terms of individuals there are two to look out for, one you may be familiar, one you may not. Garath McCleary came in from the cold at the start of our Championship season after being released from Reading and was excellent that season. He’s carried that form into this season, with 6 goals and 5 assists thus far. Indeed, in the 6 games he was missing through injury, we won 0 and lost 4. He’s so key to bringing creativity. The one you may not have heard of is Anis Mehmeti. He was another player who was brought in as a member of our development squad from Woodford Town in the 7th tier.  He impressed so much that he got his chance in the Championship scoring 3 goals that season, and he’s already gone one better this along with a couple of assists from midfield. The kind of player that gets the crowd going as soon as he gets on the ball. Just 21, he has a bright future ahead of him.

Outside of our attacking threat, we’ve also upgraded our Goalkeeper from last season. David Stockdale started the season as our number 1, after getting the spot from Ben Allsop and he’s been incredible, as long as we ignore Morecambe’s first goal in the reverse fixture!”

George,

“Wycombe’s strengths are as much off the field as they are on. Morecambe fans are well versed on the merits of having a long serving manager at the helm, and the Gareth Ainsworth experience goes from strength to strength. Not content with saving us from dropping out the football league and likely oblivion, the front man of Rock ‘n’ Roll football has been linked with several approaches from other clubs, only to continue with the vision of making Wycombe a sustainable Championship club. His secret? The ability to take players on the way down and turn their direction. To instill a mentality in the squad that empowers individuals to run through the proverbial brick wall for each other, and also employ a direct style of play and master the slightly darker arts of game management.

The project has no doubt been accelerated by the relatively recent purchase of the club by the New Orleans based Couhig family. Wycombe fans are rightly sceptical of being (almost) wholly owned by a single owner (the fans trust still retains a seat at the boardroom table), especially a foreign one with no experience of English football, but credit where it’s due, they have made quite the start. Few would deny they have improved the match day experience beyond recognition, given Ainsworth a budget that doesn’t necessitate a squad of freebies and loanees, transformed the training ground, and have big plans for the future. Turn up at Adams Park before kick off and you’ll see Pete, Rob and Missy at the bars, mingling with fans and ensuring everyone has a great time. There’s no doubt those good vibes that the Couhig’s have brought to the club invariably rub off on the pitch. 

On the pitch, Ainsworth has a well balanced team fighting for him. The defence is packed full of experience, complemented with the technical dead ball skills of Joe Jacobson. Midfield is a mixture of hard working and technical if not diminutive central players, coupled with the flair of Anis Mehmeti and forward strength of Gareth McCleary. Up top Sam Vokes is the target man with Brandon Hanlan putting in the hard yards alongside.”

Marcelo,

“Wycombe’s main strength lies definitely in the manager and the way he deploys the assets at his disposal. We have not one loanee in our squad, which reflects the strength of our current squad. The system seems to bring out the best of the starting XI, having Vokes as the target man and one of the most influential players in the squad. Behind Vokes, Hanlan and McCleary are the perfect pair to create madness in opposition defensive structure with their ability on the ball and speed.

With this system, the wingbacks enjoy certain freedom to join the attacks and even though Grimmer might be a more defensive profile, Obita has been excellent on getting to the goal-line and his deliveries are, most of the time, dangerous for the opposition. Set pieces is another important strength for the team, being Jacobson’s in-swinging deliveries with his left foot the most threatening option.

However, McCleary’s been handed the chance to get on some corners on the left and his deliveries have been great too (two of the three goals against Sunderland came from a McCleary corner). Since the club’s acquisition by the Couhigs, the environment around Wycombe Wanderers has been magnificent and these are exciting times for the club.”

With three incredibly knowledgeable Chairboys watching every week, it’s difficult to add much extra content other than to support their ideas! 

George mentioned Wycombe’s famous direct style of play and it’s certainly obvious to see after having watched a handful of games and looking at the underlying statistics. 

Wanderers have comfortably the highest ‘direct speed’ in League One with 2.35 metres progressed per second, according to The Analyst. Direct speed is a measure of how quickly a team progresses the ball upfield (metres/second).

If there’s any temptation to have a moan about their style of play, it’s worth remembering Derek Adams got us promoted with a similar efficient style. Morecambe in 2020/2021 had the highest Direct Speed in League two with 2.28m progressed per second. 

As we found out in the second half at Adams Park, this can be a challenging prospect to deal with, but we also saw for ourselves how being efficient with the ball can produce exciting football at The Mazuma stadium last year.

Ainsworth has little interest in his side holding possession at the back for long periods of time, which is evident in the fact they’ve had just seven sequences of ten or more passes – a staggering third of Rotherham’s 21, who have the second lowest. They both play direct and successful football playing to the strengths of their squad. 

Wanderer’s Weaknesses

JJ,

“At times this season, our wing-back system has been our downfall, from a defensive point of view. With Jordan Obita on the left and Jason McCarthy/Jack Grimmer on the right all keen to get forward and join attacks, we’re often vulnerable on the break and can get caught outnumbered. Furthermore, we’re short on cover at the back. If one of our back three of Anthony Stewart, Ryan Tafazolli or Joe Jacobson is out, we’re left to rely on youth players or playing players out of position.”

George,

“Right now the club is on a high. Being top of the league in January (all-be-it perhaps by default due to the number of games played) should suggest we have a fair crack at promotion this year, and so now would be the time to iron out any major weakness with an inspired signing or two.

However the noise from the club is that there will be no activity in the transfer window, which suggests Ainsworth is happy with his lot. Fans always want to see their team sign a striker and that is true for us at the moment, but most would admit it would be a nice to have over a need to have. If there was one weakness to point out it would be our lack of pace in defence.”

Marcelo,

“If Ainsworth decides to include Mehmeti alongside Scowen in midfield, the midfield battle could be won by Morecambe. Although Scowen has been massive in past games, including a superb game against Sunderland where he was also placed besides Mehmeti, he could lose the midfield battle if Morecambe deploys a three-men midfield system.

In addition, Tafazolli occupies the central position of our back three, where Ryan is a bulky figure and he is not characterized by being a fast defender. His positioning and ability to read the opposition play is phenomenal but he could have some problems when he is one on one with a prolific striker like Stockton or speedy wingers like Gnahoua or Ayunga. If Ainsworth deploys a Scowen-Mehmeti midfield, the team could have some difficulties tracking back and a counterattack might be a smart way to attack us. Additionally, this midfield duo could normally split the team when we are in the attacking phase and Morecambe could have some gaps and pockets of spaces to attack us; specially when Obita roams forward into attack.

Similar to the words I used for the last preview against Wigan, when you’re playing a side at the top of the table – first in Wycombe’s case – it’s difficult to talk about weaknesses. However, it’s clear from the contributions and from observing the first game against them, that they can be vulnerable to counter attacks.

For a side at the summit of League One, it’s quite surprising that The Chairboys have the second most shots against them from open play. The other four sides with the five highest amounts are 16th and below.

You could suggest these are low risk, low quality shots they’re conceding, but they have the fourth highest expected goals against from open play in League One with 28.6.

It certainly suggests there will be openings against them. 

Opportunities against Wycombe 

JJ,

“The opportunities for Morecambe will come from getting the ball wide and getting good deliveries in the box. Two of the three goals we’ve conceded in this calendar year have come from those situations, and if teams can catch our wing-backs out of position, they can get a lot of joy from wide positions. See also the goals conceded against Ipswich and Wimbledon in recent times.

The wing-back system does mean we can be caught on the break and outnumbered. We have tightened up by starting Jack Grimmer in place of Jason McCarthy at RB. But both our wing-backs do like to get forward, so there are gaps. That said, we have kept three clean sheets in our last four, so that’s not to say we’re hugely open at the back.

From a personnel point of view, Ryan Tafazolli made his return against Bolton and hasn’t always looked back to full fitness after a few games out. As good as he is at this level, he is capable of a mistake or two and targeting him could be somewhere where Morecambe will get opportunities.”

George,

“As I’m sure most teams in this league would say, pace can really hurt us, especially on the break. Our full/wing backs tend to play high and whilst it would be unfair to say teams regularly get around the back of us, we do have a tendency to leave spaces for opposition players to run into. The second Morecambe goal in our previous encounter was a fairly typical goal for us to concede. 

Whilst it’s not necessarily an opportunity, as Wycombe are generally happy to absorb pressure when not in possession, with the exception of the centre backs and Vokes/Akinfenwa, we don’t have a huge amount of height in the middle of the park.”

Marcelo,

“Stockton’s form and agility could be a threat to Wycombe’s back three, also considering Ayunga and Gnahoua speed and velocity. Wycombe likes to deploy men forward when being in attacking positions, so there is some risk of a counterattack by Morecambe and if the Shrimps attack with considerable men, there could be a one on one duel along the field.

The midfield trio fielded by Morecambe could get the best out of Scowen and Mehmeti, considering the young Albanian is adapting to this more hard-working and sacrificial labour (if Scowen’s partner is Thompson, the midfield battle should be much more even). “

JJ mentioned delivering balls into the box as a key weapon against his side. Greg Leigh, in left back position, provided a perfect delivery into a dangerous area against Wigan on Tuesday which deflected into the path of Cole Stockton to dispatch clinically from close range. 

Leigh’s crossing has improved as the season has progressed, so he could be key to deliver balls into the box for forwards Cole Stockton and Jonah Ayunga or attacking midfielder Aaron Wildig. Wildig has an uncanny knack of arriving late in the box, so he is difficult for his marker to pick up 

It’s interesting to review the average position of their centre backs in the last three fixtures against Oxford, Bolton and Sunderland (right to left). 

Against Oxford, left centre back Joe Jacobson has an average position higher than right centre back Anthony Stewart. On the other hand, against Bolton Wanderers, the opposite occurs with Stewart significantly higher than Jacobson. Perhaps Stewart’s higher position against Bolton was to help right wing back Jack Grimmer double up on one of the most skillful dribblers in the division, Dapo Afolayan. 

Images from Wyscout (Oxford, Bolton and Wycombe from right to left).

In both these fixtures they won two goals to nil, so it suggests their defensive capabilities did the job but perhaps this inconsistency and spaces would provide opportunities for our forwards to take advantage. If we were to play 4-3-3 and similar gaps open up against us, clever balls behind their most advanced centre back would allow our forwards to get in behind.

From this position and with good decision making, it could lead to high potential goal scoring chances. 

Threats from Wycombe

JJ,

“Last time out Morecambe struggled with the aerial threat of Sam Vokes – and you’re not alone. Not only is he the focal point for getting on the end of crosses, but he’s also Stockdale’s main aim from goal kicks, where he’ll often win the aerial duel and bring the likes of McCleary and Mehmeti into play.

“But, the chances are that he won’t feature due to his Covid issues. If that’s the case, I’ve no doubt we will play the same system we did against Oxford with Hanlan leading the line and Mehmeti and McCleary just behind. That means less of an aerial bombardment, which Morecambe may find easier to counter. However, we do still have JJ’s set-piece deliveries, which have been a key part of our attacking threat for many seasons now, and with the likes of Tafazolli and Stewart to aim for, there’s still plenty of threat there.

Elsewhere, we’ve made a habit of scoring some fantastic long range efforts this season. Whether it’s McCleary or Mehmeti cutting inside and unleashing a strike into the bottom corner or Curtis Thompson finally finding his shooting boots and firing the ball home once it’s been cleared to the edge of the box. Hell, even Adebayo Akinfenwa scored his first ever goal from outside the box this season! Brandon Hanlan has also found his scoring boots of late, scoring from a brilliant run and dribble against Bolton and getting another against Oxford last weekend. Two in two and an assist to boot makes it seven for the season in all competitions and he is a real threat, who is high on confidence.”

“Aside from a goal threat, Wycombe will also press high relentlessly and, with Thompson and Scowen filling out the midfield, you won’t find much joy once you beat the high press either. “

George,

“If Vokes is playing, then yes, we can expect much more of the same. One of our more higher profile signings, since his arrival in the summer, Vokes has really slotted into the Wycombe system. His ability in the air plays to our strengths and finishing in the box has improved as the season has progressed, he even mustered a shot from outside the box last week against Bolton. 

If Vokes doesn’t make the trip, the aforementioned Brandon Hanlan will likely lead the line with able assistance from Gareth McCleary. The former has grown into the squad since arriving in the summer from Bristol Rovers, and has looked more of a threat as the season has gone on. The latter is now in the twilight stages of his career, but could be playing some of his best football. His sharpness provides a constant threat to the extent that keeping him fit this season was always likely going to go a long way to determine what our season looked liked. 

I’d also expect Anis Mehmeti to be involved at some point, although he might be the makeweight to bring Vokes back into the starting XI. The recently turned 21 year old had a high profile youth career before arriving at Wycombe via Woodford Town. A prime example of the development squad which the Couhig take over has allowed Ainsworth and his staff to bring to fruition, it is already bearing fruit in the form of the tricky attacking midfielder. Still a raw talent very much a work in progress, he’s quickly showing Wycombe fans there is lots to come. 

With Hanlan, McCleary and Mehmeti spearheading the attack, expect a more progressive game from Wycombe, rather than the more direct route which would go through Vokes. 

Joe Jacobson has long been a Wycombe cult hero and one of the best dead ball specialists in the league. His set piece marvels can and have often been the difference in tight contests. Expect whipped in corners and free kicks stood up to the back post. A 21 yard freekick either side of the goal is his happy place.”

Marcelo,

“If match fit, Sam Vokes should recover his place in the centre-forward position; as he is such a key figure in our team. Consequently, Thompson will be relegated to the bench; meaning an extra attacking man will be placed on top.

The speed of Hanlan and McCleary, normally running behind Vokes should be a threat to Morecambe’s defence. Set-pieces are also a way that the Chairboys could attack Morecambe, mainly in corners aimed to the far post towards the head of Vokes or Tafazolli. Hanlan is in great shape, having scored in the last two Wycombe wins and he has been a great addition to the squad.

Mehmeti is that creative player with skills in the bag, drastically different from any other squad member. If Mehmeti finds the appropriate game context, he should thrive and find some pockets of space in between the midfield trio and the defensive line.”

The immediate threat is the uncertainty around whether Sam Vokes will be involved, which makes planning difficult as his aerial threat, if involved, offers a different threat to the others. This makes it challenging for Robbo to prepare ahead of the game and start a team prepared for different potential line-ups from Gareth Ainsworth. Managers tend to keep their selections and availabilities of their players close to their chest, so all eyes will be on the line-ups when they’re released to the management teams. 

As we saw from the first game through Joe Jacobson’s deliveries from set pieces, Wycombe have players who can put balls into dangerous areas and also players who can get on the end of them and take advantage. 

According to The Analyst, Morecambe have conceded the second most goals from set-pieces with 14 and it has been an on-going bugbear. We have looked more solid in this respect since the arrival of goalkeeper Carson from Dundee and Bedeau in centre-back from Burnley. How well The Shrimps deal with defensive set-pieces will definitely have an impact on the result. 

LET THE BATTLE COMMENCE!

I mentioned in the introduction that this preview has a bit of an international feel to it, so much so that come kick-off, only one of the contributors will be in the country! We also have – among others – Albanian, Jamaican and Welsh players on show and New Orleans-based owners – and all this in League One. Earlier in the season, we reveled in the sublime predicament of having to postpone fixtures because of the number of players we had missing due to international duty! 

With some changes in personnel, this has ended. I won’t take back my feeling of pride of being one of the few fixtures in League One to be postponed, but I am now pleased this hasn’t continued for now. I have come to believe that this may have had an adverse effect on the team. Our Wycombe contributors have said how one of their strengths is the consistency they have had over the season. I believe consistent team selections create connections and partnerships around the field to allow for optimum performances. 

We have begun to show some better performances in the last few games. Hopefully, if we can keep the same team and avoid interruptions to Robbo’s plans, we may start to climb up the table. 

I’d like to say a huge thanks to JJ from WWFC Gibraltar, George from The Wanderers Podcast and Marcelo from WWFC Mexico.

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