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Gaz: Keep the run going

14 December 2012

Gareth Ainsworth has challenged his side to keep their unbeaten league run going when they travel to Accrington Stanley on Saturday (k.o 3pm).

Wanderers make the trip to Lancashire on the back of three wins and a draw in their last four npower League 2 fixtures.

And Ainsworth says confidence is high within the Wycombe squad.

“Accrington have been a funny team this year,” he told Chairboys Player. “They’ve probably changed formation more times than any team. They’ve played 4-5-1, 4-3-3 and 4-4-2 and it will be interesting to see what we come up against.

“We have reports on them, but again they are conflicting reports. We’ll do what we do and concentrate on what we do. Obviously you have to be mindful about the opposition and you would be stupid to ignore it, but we have a big influence on the game if we do what we do right.

“At the moment we are in a good place. The lads are confident and the training ground is a good place to be. I’m really happy being in charge and hopefully we can go there and keep this run going.”

Wanderers will be forced into one change with top scorer Joel Grant serving the first of a three-match suspension, but Ainsworth revealed that a number of players put themselves into contention during the 2-2 friendly draw with Fulham on Tuesday.

He said: “It’s testing times with Springy and Joel out and a few injuries. Again we have to shuffle the pack and see if we can work with the team to make it strong. It’s a tough test at Accrington, but I’m sure the lads will be up for it.

“Tuesday was fantastic and big strides were taken to go to a Premier League team and take on their reserves. They had some big names and make no mistake had a good team out.

“Our lads matched them so I was very pleased. Those boys have put something in my mind saying ‘Gaz I’ve been wanting to play and I want to be in your thoughts.’ They are all in my thoughts, every player here is in my thoughts and every player has a chance to shine.

“I’ve shown that I’m not afraid to give debuts. I’m not afraid to give lads chances and age doesn’t matter to me. Its form and it’s doing it on the pitch.

“If they do that it then they will get their chance with me. Hopefully that will breed winning and breed competition, which will ultimately breed points.”

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