Wycombe are a potent force on paper yet the lack of goals and penchant for draws has given Waddock some splinters to contend with as potential banana skins Macclesfield come to Town.
Gary Simpson has threatened to tighten up putting another in a midfield that is already dominating games yet lacking the finishing quality to win them. Ditto Wanderers, who have conceded late goals to deny them 4 points in their last two games. Undeniably they have the quality and intention to make a quick return to League 1, yet once again are fluffing their lines up front?
Who will find their shooting boots then?
Waddock – patience is the key.
‘We need to be patient and if their manager has come out with those comments it probably gives us a fair idea of how they are going to approach the game. But we have to be able to cope with that. It is nice that it is a home game. We have had two difficult away trips so it is nice to come home. But there are no easy games and they have come off a defeat and will want to put that right.’
“We’ve tried to play a bit open and we haven’t got the goals, or the points, that we think we should have got. We might have to go now to blocking it up a bit.’
‘We all know how important that first win will be and what better place to do it than at Wycombe. I know people won’t be expecting us to win but this league is very open as recent results have shown.’
Wycombe Wanderers Team News:
Gary Waddock could have defender Alan Bennett back after a hamstring strain. On loan Scott Davies vies for a midfield spot although ex Leeds Ian Westlake is still a big doubt. Beavon is also in contention up front with the Chairboys going 4-3-3.
—————1 Nikki Bull——————-
2 Foster 5 Winfield 6 Johnson 3 Sandell
7Ainsworth 10 Bloomfield/ Davies 11 Betsy
——- 9 Rendell 12 Ben Strevens 17 Montrose, Beavon —-
Player to watch: Scott Rendell
Rendell and Strevens if they click it could be another busy afternoon for Viega.
Macclesfield Town Team News:
With the Exception of Sappleton and Butcher everyone is fit and raring to go as Simmo looks to go Dutch with an extra man in midfield. In training the lads have regrouped and tried 4-5-1, 4-3-3 as well as our guess for today which also featured in the reserves win over Bury. We kept our shape and played it tight to come out 1-0 winners over a very experienced Shakers side.
—–2 Reid 5 Brown 6 Morgan 3 Tremarco—–
———–15 Bolland—— 8 Draper————–
—-17 Wedgebury 20 Hamshaw 11 Daniel——
————— 23 Barnett—————–
13 Cudworth 12 Beardsley 16 Brisley 7 Chalmers 4 Bencherif 17 Wedgebury 24 Mukendi 9 Sinclair
Player to watch: Tyrone Bennett
Bennett – this lad will come good, just needs to get those shooting boots sharpened.
Match Facts & Stats
League 2 Positions
9th Wycombe Wanderers
No head to head data
Maccs Stats – Heroes & Villains
Home Record 19TH
Away Record 18TH
Overall Record 23rd
Biggest Home Win –
Biggest Away Win –
Heaviest Home Defeat 0-2 Stockport
Heaviest Away Defeat Accrington Stanley 3-0
Highest Scoring game Stevenage 2-2
Heroes & Villains
2 Mukendi, Nat Brown
1 Sinclair, Tyrone Barnett, Daniel
Paul Bolland 2
Vinny Mukendi 1
Highest Gate 3683 Stockport County
Lowest Gate 2720 Chesterfield
Average Attendance 2239
Total Turnstile Clicks 8161
Home Record 16th
Home Record 11
Away Record 7
Overall Record 9
Wycombe Wanderers P 5 W 1 D 4 L GD 2 PTS 7
Biggest Home Win none
Biggest Away Win none
Heaviest Home Defeat none
Heaviest Away Defeat none
Highest Aggregate Score Northampton Town 1-1, Accrington Stanley 1-1
Heroes & Villains
1 Matt Bloomfield Andrew Sandell 1
3 Matt Bloomfield
1 Ben Strevens Kevin Betsy Danny Foster Gareth Ainsworth Scott Rendell
Highest Gate 6983 Oxford United
Lowest Gate 6983 Oxford United
Average Attendance 6983
Total Turnstile Clicks 6983
If The Silkmen can stop the Chairboys scoring, then a smash and grab could be on the cards. Wycombe are a potent force on paper yet the lack of goals and penchant for draws has given Waddock some splinters to contend with and we could well surprise a few today.
Port Vale at Home for Macc – another biggyin every sense of the word