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Match preview: Wycombe v Villa

Gardner heads to Nottingham Forest on loan until end of the season Garde ponders new Richards role
Match preview: Wycombe v Villa

MATCH DETAILS

Wycombe v Villa
Emirates FA Cup third round
Adams Park
Saturday January 9 - KO 12.45pm

TEAM NEWS

We are missing winger Adama Traore (broken foot).

But striker Jordan Ayew and midfielder Ashley Westwood are back from suspensions.

Our midfielder Carlos Sanchez and defender Alan Hutton (both hamstring) are out, as well as Gabby Agbonlahor (back).

Wycombe midfielder Marcus Bean and striker Paul Hayes are available after recovering from ankle problems.

Goalkeeper Matt Ingram is suspended after being sent off against Morecambe so coach Barry Richardson, 46, is on the bench.

Garde

DUGOUT ANALYSIS

Rémi Garde

We need to win because it's a feeling that the team has been missing for too long now. It could be a boost for us.

I know the players will be waiting for that, of course.

But in every domestic cup competition it's the same problem for the big teams.

I know a lot about this kind of game.

In every country, it's the same when you play against lower league teams.

They are extremely motivated - and I am not expecting an easy game.

But I expect my team to keep the tempo that we can have in the Premier League, which is the best way to win this match.

However, I am not expecting any gifts from our opponents.

Gareth Ainsworth

The culture is right here - and it feeds itself now.

The effort, enthusiasm and togetherness of the players has never been in question.

We're hoping it will be a great occasion on Saturday - win, lose or draw.

And then we hope to retain some of those fans who come down because to have a full house is absolutely brilliant.

Cissokho

PLAYER VERDICT

Aly Cissokho

The game against Wycombe is a good opportunity for us to play well and show what we can do.

Even though they're from a lower league, Wycombe are a good team and we can't underestimate them. We have to be professional.

We want to go far in this competition and we will give everything on Saturday.

Any win is good at this stage for the spirit of the team.

Starting with a victory against Wycombe would be good for the confidence of the team.

It's a big opportunity for us.

Matt Bloomfield

It will be packed to the rafters and the atmosphere will be amazing and the place will be bouncing.

We are really looking forward to getting out there and giving it a go.

We are full of respect and admiration for Aston Villa.

They are a Premier League team but we are looking forward to enjoying the day and giving it the best shot we can.

AVTV DON'T MISS

Rémi Garde press conference - WATCH HERE

Pre-match show - WATCH HERE

TRANSPORT NEWS

To the game - Birmingham Moor Street 10.05 - Solihull 10u18 - Dorridge 10u24 - Warwick Parkway 10u35
High Wycombe 11.42 (Match KO at 12.45)

From the game - High Wycombe 15.45 - Warwick Parkway 16s55 - Dorridge 17s05 - Solihull 17s11
Birmingham Moor Street 17.27.

u - pick up only
s - set down only

These trains are long trains specifically for Villa supporters.

The ticket prices are £24 return from all of the stations the train calls at.

The best place to buy a ticket is www.chilternrailways.co.uk.

MATCH STATS

We won 8-3 the last time the sides met, in the 2005/06 League Cup at Adams Park.

The Chairboys have only beaten a higher-ranked side in the third round of the FA Cup once - defeating Grimsby in a replay in 2001.

We have won their last seven FA Cup ties against fourth-tier opposition, last losing to a side from that tier in 1972, a 1-0 defeat at Southend in a first round game.

We have progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup in six of the last seven seasons.

Wycombe

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By @AVFCOfficial 8th January 2016
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