Wanderers return to League One action after a two-week break when they host near neighbours Reading before a near-capacity crowd at Adams Park on Saturday, November 25.

With five players away on international duty, last week’s scheduled visit to Wigan Athletic was postponed, and the Chairboys hastily rearranged an EFL Trophy tie with AFC Wimbledon to fill the gap.

A much-changed Wycombe team won 1-0 to top their group in the competition, and the game saw the return from injury of Josh Scowen, Joe Jacobson and Jack Grimmer plus the debut of the latest signing Lyle Taylor.

However, Matt Bloomfield’s squad is still short on numbers with Jason McCarthy, Kane Vincent-Young, Freddie Potts, Luke Leahy, Sam Vokes and Brandan Hanlan among those out of action.

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Hanlan will miss the rest of the season after injuring his knee in a bad-tempered clash with Stevenage in the last league game which also saw Leahy suffer a serious head injury.

The events led to a war of words between Bloomfield and visiting manager Steve Evans, Bloomfield acting with his usual class and dignity whilst Evans predictably displayed neither quality.

Now attention turns to the highly anticipated visit of Reading, a Premier League club a decade ago but now in disarray on and off the field.

They are bottom of the table, face crippling debts and there have been protests by disillusioned fans at recent matches.

Their last visit to Adams Park was for a Championship fixture in February 2021 when a goal by Fred Onyedinma gave Wanderers a rare victory over their Berkshire rivals. It was only the third time they have beaten Reading in fourteen previous meetings in all competitions.

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The most memorable clash came at Adams Park in 1999 when Wycombe won 5-3 with Sean Devine grabbing a hat trick and Chairboys legends Davie Carroll and Keith Ryan were also on the scoresheet.

This latest encounter provides the perfect opportunity for Wanderers to return to winning ways in League One after collecting only four points from their last seven games, albeit most of them against the top teams in the division.