After winning promotion last term, Morecambe have tended to struggle for form in League One this season, and they find themselves in a battle for survival.
However, Stephen Robinson’s side look to have shown improvement since the turn of the year, firstly recording a crucial 4-3 league victory over fellow strugglers Doncaster Rovers,
with Cole Stockton scoring a brace and Jonathan Obika and Toumani Diagouraga netting goals in the final 10 minutes to turn the game on its head and leave with all three points.
The Shrimps then travelled to Tottenham Hotspur in FA Cup action, and they led for the majority of the game through Anthony O’Connor before the 2019 Champions League finalists had to call on their stars with Harry Winks, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane sealing a 3-1 win for the hosts in the final 15 minutes.
After that valiant effort, Robinson’s men earned a point in a goalless stalemate with relegation rivals AFC Wimbledon, before narrowly losing 2-1 at home to second-placed Wigan Athletic on Tuesday after Stockton had put them ahead.
While they have been more impressive since the turn of the year, the Shrimps still sit 21st in England’s third tier, and, with four sides dropping to League Two, they remain three points adrift of safety with the need to post a run of results to boost their claim for survival this season.
Wycombe arrive looking for a victory for a different reason, as they aim to keep their place at the top of the table.
Gareth Ainsworth’s side came down from the Championship last season with the aim of earning an immediate promotion, and they have established themselves in the top six throughout the campaign.
Having now won three of their last four league outings, the Chairboys have climbed to the top of the division, albeit with Wigan sitting just a point behind with four games in hand.
Ainsworth’s side made it back-to-back 2-0 wins in a tough clash against seventh-placed Oxford United last time out, as Curtis Thompson and Brandon Hanlan netted goals either side of the interval to secure Wycombe’s 15th three-point haul of the campaign.
They will now look for a third straight victory to further bolster their bid for a return to the Championship at the first time of asking