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Stats pack: Forest vs Wycombe

7 November 2020

Ahead of Nottingham Forest's clash with Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday afternoon, we take a closer look at the men from Buckinghamshire and the stats involving the two clubs...

With thanks to Trevor Simmons (@tvtrevstats) for his help compiling the stats and facts.

Wycombe Wanderers Football Club

Stadium: Adams Park (capacity 9,448)
Manager: Gareth Ainsworth (since September 2012)
Nickname: The Chairboys


Recent results

20th October - Reading (A) - Lost 1-0

24th October - Norwich (A) - Lost 2-1

27th October - Watford (H) - Drew 1-1

31st October - Sheffield Wednesday (H) - Won 1-0

4th November - Birmingham (A) - Won 2-1


Wycombe fact zone

Wycombe have won their last two games, their first ever wins in the second tier of English football

The Chairboys are unbeaten in their last three games, this after losing opening their opening seven Championship games (their worst ever start to Football League season)

Wycombe have scored six goals so far this season – only Derby (5) have scored fewer in the division

They have conceded 17 goals so far – only Coventry (20) have conceded more

Wycombe have the highest percentage of long passes in the Championship so far this season – 32.9%

Gareth Ainsworth is the longest-serving manager in English football and has been in charge of The Chairboys since September 2012

Wycombe had lost all four away league games this season before winning at Birmingham City on Wednesday

Adebayo Akinfenwa has started the last three games – his first ever starts at Championship level. At the age of 38, he has scored 54 goals in 182 appearances for Wycombe

Last five seasons

2019-20 - 3rd (League One - promoted)
2018-19 - 17th (League One)
2017-18 - 3rd (League Two - promoted)
2016-17 - 9th (League Two)
2015-16 - 13th (League Two)

Top scorers

3 – Scott Kashket (3 league)

1 – Daryl Horgan (1 League Cup), Anthony Stewart (1 league), David Wheeler (1 league), own goals (1 league)


This is the first ever league meeting between Nottingham Forest and Wycombe Wanderers

Forest have never lost to Wycombe in three games in all competitions with two wins


There are plenty of links between the two clubs...

A number of players have represented both clubs over the past 30 years, most notably…

Nathan Tyson

After scoring three goals during a loan spell at Adams Park, Nathan joined Tony Adams’ Wycombe side permanently in March 2004. He scored 41 goals in 76 games during that permanent spell, including 22 league goals during the 2004-05 season. He then joined Forest on loan in November 2005, when Gary Megson was in charge, making the move permanent in January 2006 for £675,000. Nathan scored a total of 42 goals in 211 games for Forest before making the move to rivals Derby in July 2011. He scored nine goals in helping Forest win promotion from League One in the 2007-08 season and had a second spell at Wycombe between 2017 and 2019, scoring nine goals.

Other players to play for both clubs include Steve Blatherwick, Vincent Fernandez, Stephen Henderson, Gary Holt, Louis Laing, Neil Lennon, Garath McCleary, Jon-Paul Pittman, Barry Richardson and Iain Turner.

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