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Gaz delighted with Wanderers' response

6 February 2013

Gareth Ainsworth says any fears he had about his players being rusty ahead of the Gillingham game were allayed as soon as he saw their desire before kick-off.

January, but were well-deserved winners against the League 2 high-fliers thanks to Matt McClure’s strike five minutes from time. thWanderers went into Monday’s match having not played since 19

“We were up for it and we were ready for it,” Ainsworth said. “I was a little bit worried as we hadn’t played for 16 days that we would be a little bit rusty, but those worries were soon put to bed when I saw the lads come out and the hunger that they were showing.

“Once again, the passion, the drive and the energy was awesome from the boys and that’s a given now.

“Me and Lee Harrison were here last Tuesday watching Gillingham and made some decisions on how we were going to play and again it’s come up trumps. We’re really pleased with that, but I can’t go out and do the running for the boys – they were outstanding.

“Every single one of them was fantastic and I’m so glad Matty scored because he missed that one chance. That’s his one chance and he won’t miss one like that again. It showed great confidence to come back and score.”

The Chairboys were backed by 87 vociferous Wycombe fans at Priestfield Stadium with close to 200 also cheering the squad on from the Vere Suite at Adams Park and Ainsworth dedicated the victory to the supporters.

He said: “This is for the fans, they’re all for the fans. It’s not a cliché and I’ve not taken over said 'let’s get the fans back involved', but the bridge is becoming smaller and smaller between the players and the fans - it’s fantastic.

“We’re really together. I make sure the players respect the fans and that the fans respect the players. With the effort they’re showing I don’t think anything else could be happening. It’s great to see and I’m really proud.”

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