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Gaz: Consistency is key

22 November 2013

Gareth Ainsworth has called for consistency from his young side as they look to return to winning ways in Sky Bet League 2 at promotion-hopefuls Chesterfield on Saturday (k.o 3pm).

Blues were comfortable 2-0 victors at League 1 outfit Crewe last Tuesday, but had gone five games without victory before their success at the Alexandra Stadium.

However, Ainsworth’s side were in fine form before that run, picking up three successive wins in early October.

“We do seem to raise our game when the footballing teams come to Adams Park or we go to their places and they’re always good spectacles and we play well,” Ainsworth told Chairboys Player.

“I’m expecting more of the same, but I’d expect that against anyone, whether we’re playing bottom of the league, a non-league side or Manchester United in the Premier League.

“I would expect us to be at our best and put in the consistent performances that I know we can do. My job is to get that week in week out and that’s a big part of my job.

“I’m learning but I want to make that common place at Wycombe Wanderers. I want people to think going to Wycombe is tough or Wycombe are coming here - they’re tough, they’re consistent.

“I know we’ve got the players to do it and we’re slowly getting there. I would have taken where we are at this stage last season, but with the football we’re playing and the successes we’ve had, people are striving for more, including myself.”

Chairboys are in the middle of a run of games that will ultimately see them play nine times in a month, and Ainsworth realises how important a period of the season this could prove.

He added: “We’ve got even more games this season because of the JPT and because we’re through to the next round of the FA Cup.

“This Saturday - Tuesday and Saturday – Wednesday that we’ve got coming up for the next three weeks is going to be tough.

“It’s going to come thick and fast and the squad will come into it. Last season with a lot of games in a small space of time we seemed to excel so hopefully we’ll remember those feelings and get back to that.”

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