Wycombe skipper Adam El-Abd is treating this weekend’s clash with his former club Shrewsbury Town as a “six-pointer” as Wanderers bid to arrest their poor run of form in the league.

Wanderers have not won since January and are now just four points off the relegation zone and El-Abd believes Saturday’s match is a massive game for the club.

He said: “It is a huge game and I think it is a six-pointer really because if we beat them it puts seven points between us and them.

“If they beat us then the gap is down to one point. At this stage of the season with nine games to go, it doesn’t really get bigger.

“We have lots of games against teams in the lower half of the division coming up.

“However, we have said all season that it doesn’t matter where these sides are in the table, it is on the day what counts.

“If we can perform to our capabilities, we have a chance of winning any game of football and if we make sure the details our right, we have a better of chance of swinging the finer margins of the games in our favour.”

El-Abd is returning to his old club for the first time since leaving and admitted he is looking forward to going back.

He added: “I am looking forward to it.

“I had a good time there. Although we didn’t have the best of the seasons, I enjoyed my time there.

“I am looking forward to going back there and hopefully we can win.”