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Gaz: Game plan remained the same

7 April 2014

Gareth Ainsworth says his game plan against Dagenham & Redbridge remained the same despite Daggers centre-back Scott Doe being sent-off late in the first half.

Blues’ boss was encouraged by Chairboys' performance in the opening 45 minutes, and he asked his side for the same style of play in the second half, even with their numerical advantage.

He said:  “All the lads were superb for me. It’s not always easy playing against 10 men, but it was great to see us taking advantage of that.

“What I said at half-time was that we couldn’t change our game, so I wanted them to pretend as though we were still playing against 11 men.

“At 11 versus 11 I still felt we were the better side and as long as we did the same things before they lost a man, we were always going to get a positive result.

“The game hinges a little bit on the red card but the referee has probably made the right decision to send him off as the guy has raised his hands to Stevie – you can’t do that. It was a poor header from their centre-half back towards the keeper so he was entitled to go for it as it was a 50-50 with him.”

Ainsworth added: “It’s a huge five games and there all winnable that’s for sure.

“There are four or five teams in the mix now but we’ve just got to concentrate on ourselves and pick up a couple more wins and secure our future. There’s a long way to go yet but it’s a great starting point.”

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