ON Boxing Day, we take on Wycombe Wanderers. The Chairboys are the focus of today’s ‘23 in 23’!
WHEN DO WE PLAY THEM?
Home: Wednesday 26 December
Away: Saturday 16 February
Wycombe Wanderers were founded in 1887, at a meeting held at the Steam Engine pub on Station Road. Playing friendly matches in its early years, the club joined the Southern League in 1896, a year after having moved to Loakes Park, which was to be its home for 95 years.
Wycombe have been promoted from the fourth-tier four time, going up automatically in the 2008-09, 2010-11 and 2017-18 season.
Wycombe pipped eventual play-off finalists Exeter City to third place by four points. The Chairboys won 24 of their 46 League Two games to gain automatic promotion to League One.
They scored 79 goals but conceded 60, which was the most of any side within the top eight.
Adams Park has an overall capacity of 10, 137. The ground was opened in 1990.
There is around 116 miles between Adams Park and the Pirelli Stadium, which takes just over two hours to cover by car.
Gareth Ainsworth was appointed Wycombe manager as caretaker manager in September 2012. In November of the same year, he became player-coach before being made manager permanently in 2013.
Ainsworth has won 111 of his 269 League games in-charge of the club, amassing more than 400 points in that time.
Former Brewers defender Darius Charles has signed for Wycombe on a free transfer from AFC Wimbledon. Former Bournemouth goalkeeper Ryan Allsop has also signed, having spent time last season on-loan at Blackpool and later Lincoln City.