Wanderers have historically struggled for results over the festive period, and with the top of League One being so competitive, they may not be able to afford the same this year.

However, after suffering a dip in form at the start of November, Wycombe will be hoping the bad run is out of the way and they can focus on staying in touch with the likes of Rotherham, Wigan and Sunderland.

Since going six games without a win in the first half of last month, the Chairboys have picked up 11 points from five league matches to sit comfortably in the play-off places, outside of the top two on goal difference alone.

The next two fixtures give Wycombe a chance to keep that run going ahead of a very difficult run of games in the New Year. Gareth Ainsworth’s team take on promotion contenders Sunderland, Oxford and MK Dons in January as well as in-form Charlton.

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After beating Bolton at home less than a month ago, Wanderers make the trip to Greater Manchester to face the Trotters once again.

The former Premier League outfit weren’t in the best of form heading into that game, and since then, their fortunes have continued to worsen.

They saw off a hapless Doncaster side at home, but are winless in three after that.

Since a 4-1 win at Charlton in September, Bolton have only won three league games, and all three sides they’ve beaten are in the bottom five in the league.

Ian Evatt’s men still sit seven points above the relegation zone, but the 40-year-old’s job may be in danger if results don’t improve.

All that means Wycombe will be confident of gaining three points on their second visit to the University of Bolton Stadium.

Since Bolton were relegated from the Championship, the Chairboys have met them three times, winning all three and also keeping a clean sheet on all three occasions.

On Boxing Day, Wanderers take on Cambridge United at Adams Park, another game they’ll be feeling optimistic about.

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The Us were one of the pre-season favourites for relegation having been promoted from League Two, but manager Mark Bonner has continued to work wonders at the Abbey Stadium.

In their first season in the third tier since 2001/02, Cambridge have already earned 26 points to put themselves 16th in the table, and have scored more goals than anyone else in the bottom half.

With the form of some of the teams at the bottom looking desperately poor, Bonner and his staff will be positive about avoiding an immediate relegation.

Joe Ironside has taken on the challenge of replacing the departed Paul Mullin, netting 11 times for Cambridge already, while Adam May has impressed of late in midfield and captain Paul Digby has been ever-present.

On paper, a Wycombe side at their best should win both of these games, but the Christmas fixtures can always throw up some strange results and that could scupper the Chairboys’ hopes of being in the automatic promotion places at the turn of the year.