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Gaz enjoying tactical battles

28 January 2013

Gareth Ainsworth says he is relishing the challenge of outthinking opposition managers.

Much has been made of the spirit that Ainsworth has instilled in the Wanderers side, but the 39-year-old believes there is much more behind the Chairboys’ climb up the table than just the atmosphere within the squad.

“The spirit’s great and the one thing I had to do straight away was lift the spirits,” he told Chairboys Player. “You saw the other night with Bradford and their battling qualities that you can achieve anything. It was important to lift that and then get the tactic side into people.

“I wanted people to come in and enjoy being at work. We’ve actually added more work and the hours are longer here, but the lads are enjoying it. It seems to go quicker and we are getting a lot more out of it.”

Ainsworth added: “We have to play different tactics against different teams. Myself, Lee and Dobbo put our heads together before the Dagenham game and people might have seen some different things that we did like closing the keeper down more. We work on things like that – it’s not just banter and spirit that is getting us results.

“That does help though and the two marry up really well and it’s great to see. The lads are really enjoying being here and that helps me get the tactics into them, get the coaching into them and if we can have a smile on our face then it makes it all worthwhile.”

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