New year, new Wycombe!

The Chairboys' exhilarating win against Bristol Rovers was the perfect way to begin 2024 and they will be looking to continue the improvement when they travel to Derbyshire to take on Burton Albion on Saturday, January 6.

The depressing run of twelve league games without a win ended in brilliant style with the 3-2 victory over an in-form Rovers team that had recently beaten Portsmouth and Bolton Wanderers, the top two teams in the division.

A change of formation, the return from injury of players like Sam Vokes and Freddie Potts, and a revival of the high-pressing style that made Wanderers so successful under Gareth Ainsworth, were key factors in the highly encouraging victory.

The benchmark has been set, play like that for the rest of the season and Wanderers can start to look upwards at a place in the top half of the table instead of downwards at the bottom four.

Their next opponents Burton sacked manager Dino Maamria last month after six successive defeats in League One.

Former first team coach Gary Mills, who enjoyed playing for clubs including Nottingham Forest, Derby County and Leicester City, was put in caretaker charge.

He has overseen half-a-dozen games including home wins against Blackpool and Shrewsbury Town and an away draw at Charlton Athletic.

However, they lost away to promotion-chasing Bolton on New Year's Day and Mills' record in charge now reads W2 D1 L3.

When Albion visited Adams Park at the start of the season it ended 0-0, the first draw between the clubs in 18 meetings in all competitions with Burton winning nine games to Wycombe’s eight.

Wanderers last victory came on the opening day of the 2022/23 season, a comfortable 3-0 home win, but they were beaten 2-1 in the return fixture and have lost five of their seven visits to the Pirelli Stadium.

Burton are just one point below Wanderers in the table and have one of the worst scoring records in the division with only 20 goals in 25 games.