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Three To Watch: Wycombe Wanderers

Take a look at the potential threats in the ranks of tonight's opponents, Wycombe Wanderers

29 August 2017

The Chairboys have made a positive start to their SkyBet League Two campaign picking up 7 points from the 15 available so far.

Gareth Ainsworth's side have secured positive wins away from home against Port Vale and Grimsby but are yet to pick up a win at Adams Park in any competition so far. 

So as Darrell Clarke's make their way to Wycombe for tonight's game, we take a look at the potential threats in the ranks of tomorrow's opponents, Wycombe Wanderers.

Adebayo Akinfenwa - Striker 

The ‘Beast’ (pictured above) signed for the Blues in July 2016 following his release from AFC Wimbledon, where he had slotted home a penalty in their play-off final win at Wembley.

The former Swansea, Gillingham and Northampton star opened his account for his new club in the 1-1 draw with Accrington in August, and went on to add important strikes in the league as well as scoring the winner in the FA Cup first round win at Portsmouth.

Akinfenwa finished the season with an equal career-best 18 goals, scooping the Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year at the end of his maiden campaign at Adams Park.

This season, Akinfenwa has netted two braces for the Chairboys including Saturday's winner away at Grimsby Town. However, following an exhausting 90 minutes at Grimsby and League Two newcomers Forest Green Rovers at Adams Park this weekend, Akinfenwa may not start the game.

Paris Cowan-Hall - Winger 

Slightly familiar to the Rovers faithful following his brief loan spell at the club in 2015, the former Millwall man only made three appearances in the blue and white quarters only registering one assist.

Cowan-Hall first joined Wycombe in 2013 and scored 11 times before leaving for the Den.

Paris had a brief spell back at Adams Park in the 2015/16 season which was cut short following ankle ligament damage suffered in training but returned on loan again in the summer of 2016, which was made permanent in January 2017 after an impressive spell.

He has made a positive start for Wanderers this season making four appearances, scoring in their 2-3 win at Port Vale earlier this month.

Matt Bloomfield - Midfielder 

Bloomfield is now in his 14th full season with the Wanderers after joining on a free transfer from Ipswich Town in 2003

Whilst with the Wanderers, Bloomfield has helped the club to two promotions, a League Cup semi-final appearance and a trip to Wembley in the play-off final.

Bloomfield made his 400th appearance for the Blues against Blackpool in August 2016, finishing the season with five goals from midfield – equalling his best ever tally of goals scored in a single season.

He continued to write his name in the Wycombe Wanderers history books in 2017/18, becoming the club’s all-time leading appearance maker in the EFL.


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