Wycombe v Stevenage preview

Date published: Friday 27th February 2015 2:25

Wycombe will be without Aaron Pierre when they host Stevenage.

The centre-back opened the scoring in last weekend’s 3-2 win at Carlisle before picking up his 10th yellow card of the campaign which will now sideline him for their home clash with Boro and Tuesday night’s Tranmere clash.

Better news for Gareth Ainsworth is the form of his strikeforce. Paul Hayes and Matt McClure’s partnership blossomed last weekend and the pair look certain to get the nod from the start against Graham Westley’s side.

That Carlisle win means Wycombe have lost just two league games since November.

Simon Walton should be given the green light to feature when Stevenage make the trip.

The midfielder was in fine form as Westley’s men won 4-2 against Southend last week despite wearing a head bandage after suffering an injury in the first half of the match, a problem that is unlikely to rule him out.

Young substitute Ben Kennedy played a crucial role in that comeback victory have stepped off the bench and the winger could be in line for a start at Adams Park.

But Calvin Zola has not trained this week due to injury and is a doubt while Ronnie Henry’s lack of match fitness could count against him. David McAllister (groin) and Jon Ashton (ankle) will be assessed closer to kick-off.

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Wycombe v Stevenage preview

Date published: Friday 30th December 2011 3:22

Wycombe will be without the suspended Stuart Lewis.

Lewis was booked for the fifth time this season during the 3-1 home win over Exeter on Boxing Day and the midfielder will serve a one-match ban.

Martin Rowlands made the final appearance of his three-month loan spell as a second-half substitute against the Grecians. Manager Gary Waddock is keen to bring the QPR midfielder back to Buckinghamshire in the new year.

Veteran Gareth Ainsworth is an option to replace Lewis, while fellow midfielder Kadeem Harris, defender Grant Basey and striker Ben Strevens will also hope to come into Waddock’s thinking for the final game of 2011.

Marcello Trotta seems a certainty to keep his place in the side after the on-loan Fulham striker scored a hat-trick against Exeter to take his tally to six goals in four league appearances for Wanderers.

Meanwhile, Stevenage manager Graham Westley expects to be able to pick from an unchanged squad.

Boro have one or two players nursing aches and niggles, but Westley did not name those in question and insists his side will be ready for the game at Adams Park.

“The players put their bodies through a very good 90 minutes on Boxing Day, but, by the time they have done their work this week, I know we will be ready both physically and mentally,” Westley told the club’s official website.

Westley has the likes of defender Phil Edwards, midfielder Chuks Aneke and forwards Luke Freeman and Byron Harrison available should he feel the need to make changes from the side that won 6-1 at Colchester.

Striker Ben May remains unavailable as he serves the second game of a three-match suspension.

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Wycombe v Stevenage preview

Date published: Friday 11th March 2011 10:34

Wycombe defender Dave Winfield hopes to regain his place in the side.

The centre-half has missed the last three games through suspension after he was sent off for his part in the mass brawl at Macclesfield last month which cost the club £9,000 in an FA fine.

He is available to return but has seen experienced duo Chris Westwood and Leon Johnson excel in his absence so he many have to make do with a place on the bench.

On-loan Watford defender Rob Kiernan returned to the bench during the midweek win at Barnet after undergoing intensive treatment on a hip injury.

Left-back Andy Sandell is still sidelined with a knee problem that is expected to keep him out for a minimum of six weeks, though.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley is set to welcome Mark Roberts back from suspension.

Roberts should return to the squad after completing a one-match ban following his sending off in the 2-0 defeat to Torquay last week.

Westley has an injury doubt over defender Jon Ashton, who lasted just 15 minutes of the midweek defeat to Hereford with a leg injury and is struggling to be fit for the trip.

If Ashton does fail in his race to be passed fit, Luke Foster will come in or Michael Bostwick will adopt an unusual role in defence.

Midfielder John Mousinho, as well as strikers Peter Winn and Ben May, will all be looking for a recall to the starting line-up after they dropped to the bench against the Bulls.

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