Match preview: Wycombe Wanderers v Stevenage

Graham Westley shouts some directions

Graham Westley shouts some directions - Credit: Archant

Stevenage manager Graham Westley is hoping history repeats itself when his side travels to Adams Park on Saturday to take on Wycombe Wanderers.

In the 2010-11 season – Boro’s promotion campaign – the Chairboys won 2-0 at the Lamex Stadium before losing by a single goal at Adams Park. It was a performance Westley called one of the best of the run-in to promotion.

Fast forward to this season and Gareth Ainsworth’s third-placed Wanderers won 3-1 away from home earlier this season. With Stevenage going into the game on the back of a two-game winning streak, it appears history is all set up to repeat itself.

“I do remember getting beaten by Wycombe when we went up out of League Two. We lost comprehensively at home and we were beaten comprehensively at home this time around,” he said.

“By time we got to then end of the 2010-11 season, we won 1-0 and it was one of our best performances of the run it.”


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Recent history is also in Boro’s favour. After losing to Southend United at Roots Hall earlier in the season, Boro reversed the scoreline, winning 4-2, at home last Saturday.

A repeat performance will go along way to securing three points.

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“We’re looking to do what we did last weekend. We turned around a situation against Southend. They beat us at their place and looked very, very good and we managed to get a result at ours,” said Westley. “We’ve got to do the same this weekend but away from home. A very good Wycombe side beat us at ours, so we’ve got to go there and win three points. It’s going to be a tough challenge but we’re looking forward to it.”

Both teams will be desperate for a win; Wycombe will be keen to avoid falling out of the automatic promotion spots while three points for Boro will add merit to their play-off chase.

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