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Wycombe 1 Bristol Rovers 2 - stats,reaction,highlights
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Wycombe 1 Bristol Rovers 2 - stats,reaction,highlights

Saturday 18th August 2018

Football League 'League One'


Wycombe: Allsop, Harriman, Jacobson, McCarthy, El-Abd, Gape (sub 77 Saunders), Thompson, Bloomfield (sub 77 Freeman), Mackail-Smith (sub 63 Kashket), Williams, Akinfenwa - subs not used: Ma-Kalambay, Stewart, Bean, Morris

Scorers: Kashket 82

Bookings: none

Bristol Rovers: Smith, Clarke, Lockyer, Broadbent, Craig, Upson, Clarke, Sercombe (sub 88 Rodman), Matthews (sub 67 Bennett), Nichols (sub 74 Reilly), Payne - subs not used: Slocombe, Leadbitter, Lines, Jakubiak

Scorers: Clarke 3, Craig 20

Bookings: Sercombe, Payne, Smith

Referee: Kevin Johnson

Attendance: 4,858 (1,028 away)

Team News

Three changes from the side that had beaten Northampton Town on penalties in the League Cup at Adams Park the previous Tuesday

In: Allsop, Jacobson, Akinfenwa
Out: Ma-Kalamby, Jombati, Freeman

Jombati was injured in Northampton game and not available.
Darius Charles, Nathan Tyson and Paris Cowan-Hall also out with injuries.


Gareth Ainsworth

"We conceded two very cheap goals and you’ll get punished at this level. We weren’t good enough in the first half by any means.”

“We had some words at half-time and I asked the boys to win the second half. We did that, but it wasn’t enough and we need to regroup and get ready for Tuesday.”

"I think the togetherness is something we’re going to have to rely on this season. Rather than adding and buying players we’ve had to sell a player and that’s Wycombe Wanderers – it’s tough.

“The team played really well last season and I don’t think there’s much difference between the top five of League Two and bottom five of League One and that’s important. If we finish five from bottom that’s

fine for me, we’ll be a successful side. Having said that, we’re aiming for a lot higher. We have to start picking up points soon.“

“Yeah, it’s frustrating [the Wycombe goal came late in the match]. I’ve said to the boys we needed to start games like we finish them – on the front foot.”

“We need to start believing that we’re going to stick it in the back of the net and we’ll be working hard on that.”

“No panic yet, I’m ready to work hard and make sure we’re competitive and have a right good go at surviving in League One.”

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