After a sensational start to the season, where they were in the forefront for the League One title, Wycombe Wanderers appear to have run out of steam and now find themselves scrambling to remain in the playoffs places.
The Chairboys, who once sat at the summit of the league standings, now find themselves in sixth place, level on 55 points with Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday outside the playoffs zone.
Gareth Ainsworth’s side head into Tuesday’s game without a win in any of their last five games, losing twice and claiming three draws in that time, including a 5-5 draw with Cheltenham Town on home turf last Saturday.
In a 10-goal thriller at the Adams Park Stadium, Alfie May turned in a performance of the highest quality, scoring four goals as Cheltenham Town came back from two goals down twice in the game to snatch a hard-fought point.
This further highlighted Wycombe Wanderers’ recent defensive frailties as they have now conceded 10 goals in their last five games, while they boast the second-poorest defensive record of the six teams in the playoffs places.
Meanwhile, Wigan Athletic were denied a third win on the bounce last time out when they were held to a 1-1 by Rotherham United at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
In a thrilling top-of-the-table clash, Stephen Humphrys opened the scoring in the 28th minute to put the visitors ahead but Oliver Rathbone struck 15 minutes away from time to force a share of the spoils.
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Prior to that, Leam Richardson’s men ended their four-game winless run when they came from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Charlton Athletic on February 12 before seeing off Crewe Alexandra 2-0 three days later.
With 63 points from 30 games, The Latics The Tics are currently second in the League One standings, six points off first-place Rotterdam United.
However, Wigan Athletic currently boast two games in hand over most of their league rivals and will hope to move level on points with the Millers at the summit of the table