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Opposition View: Wycombe Wanderers (A), 19 August 2017

Joe Jones

Following a poor start to the season for Notts County, things are looking up.

A solid performance against Scunthorpe United in the League Cup, a cracking win against Chesterfield in the kind of dirty archetypal League Two game that would have stumped the Magpies in seasons past, and a good runout for some of the fringe players against Everton Under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy, the attention now turns back to the bread and butter and our second league away day of the campaign, against the Adebayo Akinfenwa-led front line of Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park.

Ahead of Saturday's game, Pride of Nottingham spoke to Chairboys fan Ben Caplan to get an insight on the opposition.

About Ben: He has been a Wycombe fan since he was four years old, his dad taking him to games from an early age, and his favourite player is Sam Saunders.

You went from just surviving relegation in 2014 to finishing in the playoffs, mid-table and close to playoffs the next three seasons. What issues were addressed after the 2013-14 relegation battle?

In all fairness, I feel we just got lucky with who we signed, both permanently and on loan. Players like Alfie Mawson, Aaron Pierre, Nico Yennaris, Josh Scowen, Fred Onyedinma, Aaron Amadi-Holloway, they're all playing above League Two now.

Just missing out on the playoffs last season - what do you feel the team could have done better, any particular games you felt you should have won?

I feel we were awful last season to be fair. Games we should have won? Against Spurs in the FA Cup!

How did you do in the transfer market this summer? Any standout signings? What about departures - anyone left who you will miss?

We've only signed players over 30, but Craig Mackail-Smith today looks quality. Aaron Pierre's left for Northampton, we'll miss him.

Who are the three players who could pose the biggest danger to Notts this weekend?

Adebayo Akinfenwa of course. Sam Saunders is also quality and Paris Cowan-Hall when he comes back from injury.

Do you fancy Wycombe to make the playoffs this season - and maybe go one better and get promoted?

No. In all honesty, I reckon we'll finish mid-table this season.

Score/scorer prediction for Saturday?

2-0 to Wycombe, Akinfenwa and Nathan Tyson with the goals.

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