Wycombe look to continue success on the road

Paul Hayes in predatory groove. Picture: Gordon Clayton

Paul Hayes in predatory groove. Picture: Gordon Clayton

First published in Sport

WYCOMBE Wanderers will visit York City targeting a fourth successive SkyBet League Two away win with a fully-fit squad.

The Chairboys have emerged as one of the division’s early pacesetters with nine points from a possible 12, despite only surviving relegation to the Conference on the final day of last season.

Midfielders Josh Scowen and Stuart Lewis - the Wanderers’ captain - have both recently returned from injury to give manager Gareth Ainsworth a full complement of players.

But Ainsworth, the former QPR winger, is unlikely to make any changes from the side that started last weekend’s 3-1 victory at Stevenage.

Wycombe also won 2-0 against Newport on the road on the opening day of the new campaign, having ended the last one with a 3-0 triumph at Torquay.

The Buckinghamshire side last managed a quartet of consecutive away League victories in 2010 when the likes of current City trio Marvin McCoy, Dave Winfield and Lewis Montrose were plying their trade at Adams Park.

Five summer signings - Paul Hayes, Alfie Mawson, Joe Jacobson, Sido Jombati and Peter Murphy - have been ever-presents, meanwhile, for Ainsworth’s men this term and influential in the up-turn in fortunes.

Midfielder Murphy, recruited after spending seven years at Accrington Stanley, has netted three times already, while former Scunthorpe and Charlton striker Hayes, now 30, has struck twice.

Full-backs Jombati and Jacobson, recruited from Cheltenham and Shrewsbury respectively, have also formed part of a new-look defensive line.

That rearguard has also drawn impressive performances from on-loan 20-year-old Brentford centre-half Alfie Mawson.

Mawson’s one-month deal expires next week but Ainsworth is keen to extend his stay from the Championship club.

Wycombe (probable): Ingram, Jombati, Pierre, Mawson, Jacobson, Cowan-Hall, Murphy, Rowe, Wood, Hayes, Craig.

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5:27pm Fri 29 Aug 14

PositiveFootball says...

Feeling that everything will click into place tomorrow. There's a storm coming!
Feeling that everything will click into place tomorrow. There's a storm coming! PositiveFootball
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7:26pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Monks Boss says...

As long as our strikers keep the ball in there half atleast it will keep the pressure of Ingham.I personally think this will be our first defeat unfortunately i hope iam wrong.
As long as our strikers keep the ball in there half atleast it will keep the pressure of Ingham.I personally think this will be our first defeat unfortunately i hope iam wrong. Monks Boss
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