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Gaz: We'll be up for the battle

13 September 2013

Gareth Ainsworth says he side will be ready for the physical challenge when they travel to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday (k.o 3pm).

The Pilgrims have won two of their three home games so far this season, including last Saturday’s match when Reuben Reid’s goal earned them a 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers.

“John Sheridan’s a decent manager and a good guy,” Ainsworth told Chairboys Player.

“He got Chesterfield promoted so he knows what it takes to get out of this division and knows what it takes to win games in this division.

“They’ve got a couple of big front lads in Marvin Morgan and Reuben Reid, who are quite powerful and so we’ll be up against a physical battle, but I know my lads won’t shirk that at all.

“To add to that we’ve got the technical and tactical side, and I think some of the players we’ve got are really blossoming in this system that I’m trying to play.

“The energy we have from our midfield just drives the team forward. It was Billy and Stuart last Saturday and if we can keep that going then we’ll be OK.”

Ainsworth added: “There are different ways to approach the games away from home.

“I just think that when we’re away from home teams will come at us and want to score, and maybe they’re not ready for the way that we set up against them as we want to create our own chances.

“I think we’re always going to be good away from home with this team spirit and attitude of going to a club and really putting our stamp on things – getting there, doing the job and getting out.”

The 450-mile round trip to Plymouth is the third lengthy journey Blues fans have had to make in September, following games at Exeter City and Hartlepool United, and Ainsworth had a special message to those supporters that have backed the Blues.

He said: “Over the years it’s probably been taken for granted but not anymore. The fans do get recognised and they play a big part. This ‘One Wycombe’ has taken a while, but hopefully it has taken off.

“I’ve been joking that we should print t-shirts for the fans that have made the last three away trips because I’m not sure there are many teams in the country that have just done Exeter, Hartlepool and Plymouth one after another.

“At Hartlepool there were some faces that I didn’t recognise and that was great to see. The familiar faces are brilliant and hopefully they can drive a few more with them to get the support going and make some noise.

“If we get a few down to Plymouth and get behind the team we can hopefully set up a really nice tie with York the week after.

“Thank you for your support, you’ve been absolutely brilliant and we’ll be giving our all ,as I know you will, to beat the Pilgrims.”

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