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Gaz working around the clock

28 May 2013

Gareth Ainsworth says he has not stopped working since the end of the season as he prepares for his first full campaign in charge of the Chairboys.

The 40-year-old has spent the last month talking to the out of contract players he wishes to keep at Adams Park, as well as searching for potential new signings and working towards his UEFA A Licence.

“It’s really busy still,” Ainsworth told Chairboys Player. “If the phone isn’t ringing then I’m trying to get things done on the coaching badges.

“I’m still having a look around, watching DVDs and players so it’s always on my mind. I’m not resting yet and I’m still thinking how I want to do things and how I can make the club better.

“After what happened last year it would be stupid to not want to do that. We’ve got a great base and some great youngsters and I do want to push on next season.”

Ainsworth added: “I’m up at St George’s Park and it’s the second year of the A Licence. It’s a lot of work and a lot to take on, but I was at the LMA Awards and Alex Ferguson, who won a few awards, got on stage and said ‘do your badges and do it right’.

“He’s got some great points and you want to learn. I want to do it right - I want to improve myself as a manager and hopefully that will improve Wycombe as a club.”

Wanderers have finalised their pre-season plans with Aston Villa and Reading the two sides visiting Adams Park, and Ainsworth revealed he is pleased with the tests awaiting his side.

He said: “I didn’t want too many games at home this time and I think the ones we do have are special games.

“Hopefully fans will come down and get behind us and they’ll be big tests.  I remember playing against Premier League clubs when I was at Wimbledon and Port Vale and they were real good days.”

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