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By: Richard Hubbert
AFTER failing to secure a win for the whole of December and pressure mounting on boss Paul Groves, Town will want to start 2004 in a positive fashion against Tony Adamsâ€™ Wycombe side who are rooted to the foot of the second division table.
Saturdayâ€™s game at the Causeway Stadium could make or break both sides season. A loss for Town would see them start to look over their shoulders at the relegation zone whilst a win could edge them nearer the top half of the division. Wycombe are simply desperate for a win, being five points adrift at the bottom of the table.
Adams has also controversially dropped two of Wanderersâ€™ more senior players - Darren Currie and Captain Michael Simpson, afterwards stating that he thought that they were both resigned to relegation. Adams has been chopping and changing his side for weeks, so this, coupled with two new loan signings that have been drafted in this week could make his team selection interesting to say the least.
Probable Starting XI's
The most obvious connection between the two sides is the Mariners current striker Iffy Onoura (left) who played six games for them in August, failing to net a goal. He was sent back from his loan from Sheffield United a game early, enabling him to join Town for their game with Chesterfield. Former Town manager Kenny Swain once played for the Chairboys before moving onto Chelsea in 1973. It was Swain who took over from Brian Laws in 1996, unable to prevent the Mariners relegation to division two.
Last Time Out
It was of course, not so long ago since the two sides last met - only on a lovely Summer's day last August when Town strolled to a 3-1 win. Darren Barnard scored a fantastic free kick on the edge of the box and goals from Mick Boulding and Marcel Cas consolidated Towns win. Wycomebeâ€™s Charlie Mapes scored a consolation goal in the last minute to deny Town their first clean sheet of the season.
Town Team: Davison, Crowe, Crane, Ford, Barnard (Parker, 81 ), Cas (Mansaram, 81 ), Groves, Hamilton, Campbell, Boulding, Rowan
Wycombe Team: Talia, Dell, Rogers, Johnson, Vinnicombe, McSporran ( Dixon, 72 ), Simpson ( Mapes, 68 ), Bulman, Currie, Onuora, Patterson ( Senda, 58 )
Attendance: 4,512 Report
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