Wycombe Wanderers manager Matt Bloomfield has said he wants a ‘more compact’ game against Cheltenham Town this weekend.

The Chairboys drew 5-5 against the Robins in this exact fixture last season, with the last five matches at Adams Park between the two sides chalking up an incredible 28 years.

He also praised the job his opposite number, Wade Elliott, has done this season, in what his is first official job in charge of a professional first-team outfit

The West Country side are 17th in the table, but are safe from relegation.

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Bloomfield said: “Cheltenham have had a good season in retaining their League One status from where they have come.

“Wade Elliot has down a good job, they’ll be a tough opposition, I’ve watched them a couple of times and they’ve got some very good players.

“I was at their game against Oxford [which they lost 4-0 on Tuesday night], with Tommo [Richard Thompson] and it was nice to get to a game and watch the opposition live.

“We’ve had such a busy schedule that we’ve not been able to do that often so that was good.

“We want to make sure that we focus on ourselves and implement the things we want to implement so we can finish the season strongly.”

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On his game plan, he added: “I would like the game to be more compact.

“I was on the coaching staff for the 5-5 draw last season and it was a crazy afternoon.

“A game that no-one who was there would forget.

“Goals were going in left, right, and centre and we don’t want that to happen again.

“We want to make sure we’re on the front foot but we need that balance.”

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Finally, on Town striker Alfie May, who has scored five times in his last two games against Wycombe, which includes bagging four in the draw last February, Bloomfield concluded: “He’s a threat and has scored at this level consistently.

“He’s willing to take his shots anywhere as he can score from any angle, so we need to make sure we’re tactically ready for the game.

“We’re as diligent as we can be with our planning, and I want us to be confident.”