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Will these THREE Wycombe players cause Sunderland problems today?

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We take a look at the three dangermen in Wycombe’s side who are more than capable of causing Sunderland problems today - including an ageing striker who is still battering defences and getting in amongst the goals.

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Adebayo Akinfenwa

Known simply as ‘The Beast’, Akinfenwa is a man whose reputation precedes him.

Despite hitting his 37th birthday only a few months ago, the target man’s ability to stick it in the onion bag has shown no signs of decline, and he sits comfortably atop of the Chairboy’s scoring charts.

To call him powerful would be an understatement, but to comment solely on his ability to bully centre-halves would be unfair to a man who is also pretty tidy on the floor.

With almost 200 league goals in his career, there can be no doubting that Akinfenwa is still the key man for Wanderers and will be a huge challenge for new boy Joel Lynch.


Joe Jacobsen

Despite being labelled as a defender, Wycombe’s long-serving full back is perhaps better known as a goalscorer, such is his ability from set-pieces.

Scorer of the ‘perfect hattrick’ earlier in the season, Jacobsen hit the headlines by scoring a screamer of a free-kick before scoring a double directly from a corner.

In the Chairboys 4-3-3 formation, he lines up as a left-sided wing back and is adept at whipping in dangerous balls from out wide whilst also being pretty handy himself in the twenty yard box.


Fred Onyedinma

Born in Lagos, Nigerian striker Onyedinma is into his third spell at Adams Park following his summer move from Championship Millwall.

Originally joining the Chairboys during the 2014/15 season, the 23-year-old scored eight goals for Gareth Ainsworth’s side whilst still a teenager. He rejoined the club last summer following promotion from League Two, and again scored eight goals - including one at the Stadium of Light - before return back to his parent club in January.

Despite praise from Millwall boss Neil Harris, he struggled to break into the side at the New Den and severed ties with the London club in the summer, agreeing to move back to Wycombe for the third time, but this time on a permanent deal.

Finding a permanent home seems to have benefited both player and club, with Onyedinma hitting four goals already as the Chairboys sit pretty near the top of League One.