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Bristol R 0 Wycombe 0 - stats, reaction, highlights - UPDATED
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Bristol Rovers 0 Wycombe 0 - stats, reaction, highlights

Saturday 10th August 2019

Football League 'League One'


Wycombe: Allsop, Grimmer, Stewart, El-Abd, Jacobson, Gape, Bloomfield, Pattison, Onyedinma (sub 86 Freeman), Smyth (sub 71 Samuel), Akinfenwa – subs not used: Yates, Wheeler, Kashket, Phillips, Parker

Scorers: none

Bookings: Smyth 47, El-Abd 77

Bristol Rovers: Jaakkola, Little (sub 8 Hare), Davies, Craig, Leahy, Sercombe, Upson (sub 85 Bennett), Ogogo, Clarke, Nichols (sub 73 Clarke-Harris), Adeboyejo – subs not used: van Stappershoef, Kilgour, Moore, Rodman

Scorers: none

Bookings: Ogogo 80

Referee: Paul Marsden

Attendance: 7,768 (578 away)

Team News

One change from the starting XI that had beaten Bolton Wanderers at Adams Park the previous Saturday.

In: Fred Onyedinma
Out: Alex Samuel


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Gareth Ainsworth

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“It was not a classic by any means, the windy conditions played a part in that; but also we saw the way Bristol Rovers finished the game against Blackpool - I had someone there watching the game - and I had a hunch they would go with the diamond, four in the middle of the park quite narrow. We set up all week on luckily working to destroy the diamond.”

“We are still a small side in the league, even though this investment could be on the horizon, we are still in the bottom four resource wise, so destroying away from home is not a bad thing and we really did that.

“We stopped any momentum they were getting because I thought in the second half at Blackpool, Bristol Rovers played really well.”

“I thought Tyler Smith looked dangerous, we were fortunate not to see him on the team sheet, I thought he did quite well [at Bloomfield Road], he must have an injury or something. “Jonson Clarke-Harris replaced him and we were worried about him as well.

“I thought we stopped what they like to do well and they ended up trying to play our game and it ended up a bit of a battle and I back my boys in a battle.”

Graham ‘but listen’ Coughlan - Rovers Manager

“We knew what we were getting involved in, we knew it was going to be a battle, we knew it was going to be a fight. Wycombe didn’t let us down. We knew what they were going to bring to the table. We done the dirty side, we done the basics really well, really effectively. And let’s be honest we should have possibly won that game. We were probably the only team barring the last two minutes of the game, they had a little bit of pressure, but out with that I thought the game should have been done and dusted by half-time.”

“They are very unpredictable, football games, when it’s windy. But it was the same with both teams. I suppose Wycombe might have been pleased with the conditions, we weren’t.”

“Yeah I can sit here and bemoan this that and the other, but listen, I’m honest enough to know we probably didn’t do enough to put that game out of sight. We’ve done enough to nick a one nil or what have you but I’d like us to be a little bit better.”

“It was direct play we had to deal with and the midfielders had to deal with second balls and regains, match runners. Wycombe are not an easy team to play against, we knew it wasn't going to be a spectacle.”



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