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Match preview: Villa v Wycombe

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Match preview: Villa v Wycombe


Villa v Wycombe
Emirates FA Cup third round replay
Villa Park
Tuesday January 19 - KO 7.45pm


Tickets for Villa's Emirates FA Cup third round replay are on general sale - with prices starting at £10 for adults and £5 for U18s.

Tickets are £15 [adults] and £5 [U18s] in Trinity Road/Doug Ellis Stand and £10 [adults] and £5 [U18s] in Holte End/North Stand/Family Stand.

The reward for victory will be a home fourth round draw with Man City.

Please be aware a maximum of six tickets can be purchased per transaction.

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Rémi Garde says Jack Grealish and Carlos Sanchez are in contention to play against Wycombe tonight - and he will do a late check on Gabby Agbonlahor too.

Grealish, Sanchez and Agbonlahor all returned to training on the eve of the Leicester game but none were included in the matchday squad against the Foxes.

Grealish missed the Wycombe and Palace games with tonsillitis.

Sanchez was absent against Sunderland, Wycombe and Palace with a hamstring problem.

Agbonlahor has been out for longer, struggling with a back problem.

That has now cleared up and Garde will assess the fitness of the long-serving striker before making a selection decision for the FA Cup third round replay match.



Rémi Garde

We are going to try, of course, to go through in this competition.

We know it will not be easy. Wycombe will have a good attitude - nothing to lose.

We have picked up four points from a possible six points, including against the leader.

It's not been a bad week but now we look for another good result this evening.

I haven't got a very deep squad at the moment, for many reasons.

I would like to keep the momentum we are in currently but, then, we are going to have a very difficult game away at West Brom at the end of the week.

I will see how the players have recovered over the last two games.

But I know the FA Cup is very important. I have known that for a long time.

I want the best run in this competition for everyone at the club, especially with how we did last time.

I will see. I will do the best for the club and the players.

Every player I pick for that game should show they are professional players performing for a Premier League club.

I will also rely on their professionalism and their pride to wear the Villa shirt.


Gareth Ainsworth

This club is proud of its history, very proud.

They have dinners, reunion dinners with the team that got promoted out of the Conference, the team that won at Wembley, the team that went on the FA Cup run.

I'd love my team to be at a reunion in 10 years.

How cool would it be to have the team that upset Villa away, 15 years after we were at Villa in the FA Cup semi-final.

It's all fairytale stuff but I've got a game to concentrate on.


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

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

We boast an terrific recent home record in the competition, having won 10 of their past 11 ties at Villa Park.

Wycombe knocked out a higher-ranked club than themselves in round two this season, with a 2-1 win at Millwall.

Wycombe have travelled away to face top-flight opposition three times before in the FA Cup (W1 L2), famously winning 2-1 against Leicester City at Filbert Street in 2001 to reach the semi-finals.


Villa to win - 4/11
Draw - 7/2
Draw HT - Villa FT -3/1
Villa win 3-0 - 7/1
Ayew first goal, Villa wins 2-0 scorecast - 14/1



Snap up the latest issue of the Villa News & Record for the FA Cup third round replay against Wycombe.

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Ashley Westwood is the player in focus for the clash against the Chairboys.

Having spent the early years of his career at Crewe, the midfielder describes what it is like to feature in a big cup tie as both a favourite and an underdog.

He also features part in our Quickfire Either/Or series.

We have an in-depth look at all the FA Cup third round action so far, Mark Bunn is the focus of our What's in a Name feature and Jordan Lyden is in the Kidzone spotlight.

And the Villa Vault takes a look at some high-scoring meetings between Villa and Wycombe.

Let's not forget regular columns from Rémi Garde, Micah Richards and Ian Taylor too.

At £3, the Villa News & Record is great value.

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By @AVFCOfficial 19th January 2016
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