ECHOSPORT talks to Wycombe Wanderers fan Dale Hurman ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Roots Hall.

What have you made of the season so far?

“It’s been a bit like a sandwich. The tasty bit in the middle saw the team reach the giddy heights of ninth place in League One, our best position since September 2002.

"Sadly we haven’t won since the end of January. I think the bread was on the turn.

Did you always expect Wycombe to be struggling to stay up or has it come as a surprise?

“I think most realistic Wycombe fans expected this season to be a challenge. We didn’t give ourselves a chance of staying up on the last two occasions we made it up to League One.

"A recent slump makes the sticky situation we now find ourselves in all the more galling.”

How confident are the fans of staying in League One?

“Having taken just a single point from a possible 30, confidence is hard to come by. Given you find yourselves in a similar situation to us, I suspect both sets of fans are relying on hope.”

Just how big is this game for Wycombe at the weekend?

“This is huge. It is certainly bigger than when the two sides met at Wembley back in May 2015.

"It is the first of four games against relegation rivals with Rochdale, Walsall and AFC Wimbledon to follow. They are proverbial six-pointers.

"For our club to find any kind of stability, never mind grow, we need to be in League One.”

Who would you say is the dangerman?

“Adebayo Akinfenwa. He was integral to the side which won promotion from League Two last season.

"He hasn’t had quite the same impact this season, partly due to injury, but could make the difference in the last four weeks of the season as we fight for survival.”

What’s the team news?

“Matt Bloomfield, loanee Luke Bolton and Nathan Tyson are all carrying knocks and are doubtful.

"Darius Charles hasn’t featured since November with a hip injury.

“Gareth Ainsworth hasn’t named an unchanged starting line-up for months so I wouldn’t be surprised to see yet more changes. Joe Jacobson could replace Michael Harriman at left-back and I’d like to see Paris Cowan-Hall come in for Nick Freeman.”