By Tony Alvarez

On Tuesday night Gary Waddock’s Wycombe Wanderers side succumbed 3-2 at their Adams home park to fellow strugglers Yeovil, this result was followed by a painful away defeat toWalsall. This leaves Wycombe 24th in the table thus in the relegation places, at this point they are five points adrift of Scunthorpe who hold the last position of safety but have three games in hand.

At this stage in the season with Wycombe’s form being so poor of late many are starting to doubt whether the squad has the ability to remain in League one. There run of form has been horrendous taking just nine points from their last 11 fixtures.

Tuesdays tie against Yeovil was billed as a must win fixture with even Wycombe’s goalkeeper Nicki Bull tweeting “Do or Die time again tonight at AP. No time to fear our situation but to embrace it, relish the challenge & realise its all in our hands!”

Even prior to Tuesdays fixture Bull the former Aldershot and Brentford keeper shared the belief that the club would need to take 7 points from their next 3 fixtures a task which is now unachievable “The end of another Demoralising weekend. Matches starting to run out have to take at least 7 points from next 3 games. Huge couple of weeks”

Two of those three games have now been played 0 points have been gained.

It is understandable that Bull’s head seems to of dropped Wycombe t have problems at the back and concede way too many goals, they have the worst goal difference in the league and have conceded the most by a distance. Bull is a proud man and will be disappointed that more goals have gone past him than anyone else in the league regardless of whether they were his fault or not. The one thing that Wycombe can’t afford now if they are to avoid toe drop and the tag of being a yo-yo club is the moral of the squad being low.

For anyone who has seen Wycombe this term it is clear to see Wycombe are not an awful side for a team in a lowly league position they certainly know how to find the net and in striker Stuart Beavon they always have a hope of scoring. He has netted 14 times from 28 starts and 3 substitute appearances in all competitions this term, a record of nearly 1 in 2 is good for anyone let alone a player in a massively struggling side.

I know a few people who have worked with the boss Gary Waddock and they all speak glowingly of him and especial his skills as a motivator along with his assistant manager Martin Kuhl, if that’s the case its now when Waddock and Kuhl really need to earn their wages.

They will look to bounce back from their defeats next weekend when they travel host Hartlepoolwho sit 9th in the table, at this stage of the season every game is vital for Wycombe.

This season has been an unfortunate one for Wycombe losing teenage protégée Jordan Ibe to Liverpool along with losing key man in the middle Scott Donnelly to a season ending injury in mid December things could have been better for the club, they will know better than anyone that Football is not an industry where you can feel sorry for yourself, they will have to pick themselves up give 100% between now and the end of the season and hope its enough to keep them in League One.

Unfortunately for them and as much as I would like them to stay up I fear deeply for Wycombe I really can’t see them staying up, there players are made up of a bunch of very good league two players who are probably a bit shy of League one level without that older more seasoned player around them.

What are your thoughts? Can Wycombe survive? Is Saturdays tie with Walsall do or die? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts

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