After claiming the bragging rights in the M40 derby with a gritty 1-0 win at near neighbours Oxford, Wycombe now face a more unlikely rival when Peterborough visit Adams Park on Saturday, October 15.

There were no ill feelings between Wanderers and Posh until two years ago when the local newspaper in Peterborough printed disparaging articles about Wycombe’s season in the Championship.

Columnist Alan Swann wrote: ‘They are so far out of their depth they are predictably stinking out the second tier.’

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Swann also said Wycombe’s promotion was ‘thoroughly undeserved’ and described manager Gareth Ainsworth as ‘overrated.’

Swann’s comments understandably angered Wycombe fans, but there is no previous record of bad blood between the clubs even though there is a long history to these fixtures.

They first met in 1973, twenty years before Wanderers joined the Football League when a capacity crowd of 13,000 packed into the old Loakes Park ground for a Second Round FA Cup tie.

A Wycombe team that included legendary figures like goalkeeper John Maskell and all-time record scorer Tony ‘Bodger’ Horseman lost 3-1, their consolation goal scored by Larry Pritchard, rated one of the finest players in the club’s non-league era.

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Iconic names also figured in the first-ever league meetings between the clubs in 1994-95, Wycombe winning both games 3-1 with Cyrille Regis, Simon Garner and Steve Brown among the scorers.

If history is anything to go by, we can expect another feast of goals at Adams Park on Saturday.

In 1996/97 a 6-3 thrashing at Peterborough’s London Road ground led to the dismissal of Alan Smith, Wycombe’s unpopular manager at the time.

More than decades later in the 2018/19 campaign, Wanderers lost 4-2 at London Road, with Ryan Tafazolli – then a Posh player – scoring an own goal.

The following season Bayo Akinfenwa netted a last-minute penalty in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Adams Park, and Peterborough won the return fixture 4-0 with Ivan Toney – now scoring regularly in the Premier League for Brentford – twice on target.

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Peterborough have made a solid start following their relegation from the Championship last season when they picked up fewer points than Wycombe did in their second-tier campaign, no doubt to Mr.Swann’s disappointment!