Blues boss Gareth Ainsworth was full of praise for the Wanderers faithful and the part they played in Saturday’s valuable 2-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.
A goalless first half sparked into life with the dismissal of Daggers defender Scott Doe, and with the Adams Park crowd urging his side on, Ainsworth’s men took full advantage thanks to goals from Steven Crag and Max Kretzschmar.
Ainsworth said: “It was a huge result especially after we came in and saw the results with Portsmouth and Northampton both winning, it has tightened the league up.
“There are people on 48/49 points now looking over their shoulder, which is what we wanted. It’s a huge five games now. They are all winnable and there are three or four teams in the mix.
“Thanks to the fans - they got behind us and really drove the result home. We’ll need you for the next two home games as well and then the three huge away games.
“I don’t think the fingernails can take too much more, but I’m ready to take the squad to Newport and hopefully build on this week.”
Blues changed formation from the excellent 0-0 draw at Scunthorpe United the week before and opted for a strike partnership of Craig and the fit-again Matt McClure, who posed the Dagenham defence real problems.
Ainsworth added: “Stevie Craig is someone you want in your squad because he works his socks off. There’s no airs or graces about Stevie, there’s no hidden problems, what you see is what you get.
“He’s willing to run the line and work so hard for the team. He doesn’t take stick from anyone and says it how it is and that’s Stevie.
“Sometimes those people are nice to deal with and you know what you’re going to get. He did really well as did Matt McClure who came back from a hamstring injury.
“It was a big call putting him straight in, but again I thought he was a real pest for Dagenham’s backline.”
Wanderers return to Adams Park on Good Friday for the vital clash with Northampton Town. There will be plenty going off the pitch as well as on it to make it a day to remember.
Further details will be on wwfc.com in the coming days as well as a downloadable poster to help promote the match.