GARY WADDOCK has warned his Wycombe players to expect changes for Friday’s showdown with Huddersfield Town at Adam Park.
The former Aldershot boss, who led Wanderers to promotion last season, was furious at Monday’s 2-0 capitulation against Bournemouth at Dean Court.
And he says only two of the starting XI, keeper Nikki Bull and midfielder Matt Bloomfield, can be sure of figuring in the Sky-televised clash in two days’ time.
“If you defend like we did and concede goals like we did, then you end up losing games,” said Waddock, whose team have gone down in two games running.
“There was no real danger for either goal, and by playing like that, we didn’t give ourselves a chance.
“It doesn’t matter what you do in training, because you can plan and prepare down to the last detail.
“It is in the hands of the players to deal with it and we have given some real sloppy goals away this season.
“Bully pulled off a number of saves and the scoreline could have been worse and only he and Matt Bloomfield can be confident to be in the team on Friday.”
After a three-game unbeaten run raised hopes of a climb up the table, Wycombe are third-bottom and two points off the safety mark.
“We can’t go backwards, it is as simple as that,” added Waddock.
“We put ourselves in a position where we were close to the pack but we have to make sure we perform.”
Waddock could have centre-back Dave Winfield back from injury, the ex-Aldershot man having damaged a knee during the 1-0 loss to Stevenage on Saturday.
And midfielder John Halls, another recruit from the Shots, could be back after being left out against Bournemouth.
Waddock currently has two loan players on the books, MK Dons winger Anthony McNamee and Fulham’s teenage Italian striker Marcello Trotta.
He has netted six times for Wanderers to be second-top scorer behind 11-goal Stuart Beavon.
With all four of the sides above them – Charlton, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United and MK Dons – in FA Cup third-round action this weekend, Town have the chance to go third by winning at Wycombe.
l Leeds have signed old boy Danny Pugh from Stoke for an undisclosed fee. The 29-year-old has been on loan from the Potters this season.