WYCOMBE Wanderers entertain Queens Park Rangers tonight in their only home pre-season friendly of the summer (ko 7.45pm).

The match at Adams Park sees the return of popular former boss John Gorman, who is now number two to Jim Magilton at Loftus Road.

And it could also see the return of tricky midfielder Angelo Balanta who had a successful time on loan at Adams Park last season.

The Rangers match represents Wanderers’ toughest test of the summer so far.

They have been easing their way into the season with a series of matches against non-league opponents so far.

But they face a double-step up this week with two matches against teams from the Championship.

After tonight’s encounter they make the trip west to face Gary Johnson’s Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday.

And the Robins announced today that they will only be opening two stands for the match in a bid to keep costs down.

But while it appears the match hasn’t fired the imagination of the red half of Bristol it will be a special day at the end of a special week for Blues midfielder Tommy Doherty.

The former Northern Ireland international served both Bristol City and QPR before teaming up with the Chairboys, for whom he has just signed a two-year contract extension.

Tonight’s match at Adams Park is free to Wanderers’ season ticket holders, or £10 adults and £5 concessions.