Gareth Ainsworth says he is relishing implementing his philosophies into Wanderers’ style of play.The 40-year-old initially took over as Blues’ boss on a caretaker basis in September before being appointed on a permanent basis two months later, but with the fixtures coming thick and fast he had little time to plan too far ahead.
Now with the squad having returned for pre-season, Ainsworth has been able to focus more on how he wants his side to approach the game and move forward.
“I’m really enjoying it, but it’s my first full season in charge and people are going to judge me on this so I want to get it right,” he told Chairboys Player.
“I don’t want to make any bad signings or any bad decisions and if they do happen then we’ll react to it and push on.
“I want to start the season how we left off last year. I thought we finished really well and if we start with the same intensity and passion and get a little bit of luck then we’ll do OK.”
Ainsworth added: “When I took over last year we were sort of chucked in and were bottom of the league. It was an immediate effect that was needed and we didn’t have time to work on how we want to go forward. It came from within training and there was a lot to sort out.
“Pre-season is a great time for me and a great chance for us to get our philosophies down and say ‘this is how we want to play, this is how I want to attack, this is how I want to defend, this is how I want to do corners.’
“It’s great and to get these philosophies in place in the first couple of weeks is important, but the biggest philosophy at the moment is work hard and you’ll get your rewards.”