Wycombe Wanderers welcome Milton Keynes Dons to Adams Park in the first leg of their play-off semi final this evening.
Gareth Ainsworth’s men broke into the top six, at Plymouth Argyle’s expense, on the final day of the season with a 2-1 win at Burton Albion.
Sam Vokes nodded home from a set piece at the Pirelli Stadium, with Adebayo Akinfenwa making an impactful substitute appearance as the Chairboys won it through Jordan Obita late on.
Lewis Wing returned from injury from the bench against the Brewers, but this match may come too soon for him to start.
Jake Young is sidelined, while Brandon Hanlan and Anis Mehmeti are doubtful.
Chris Forino-Joseph did not make the matchday squad at Burton, despite starting the game prior in a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Sullay Kaikai could be a wildcard selection for Ainsworth to utilise, adding to Wanderers’ threat in transition with the Dons expected to have the lion’s share of possession.
Here, we are predicting an unchanged side from the one that took all three points last time out…
Mehmeti is a big loss to the attacking capabilities of the midfield contingent, but Josh Scowen, Dominic Gape and Daryl Horgan certainly have the experience to handle the pressure and give a good account of themselves up against the Dons’ gifted technicians.
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Wing or Gape is possibly the main dilemma for Ainsworth going into the game, the 48-year-old comes alive when the stakes are at their highest and will take a lot of belief from the club’s fairytale promotion in 2019/20 into this tie.