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Gaz: Positives ahead of Pompey

27 January 2014

Gareth Ainsworth says aspects of Wycombe’s performance at the weekend have filled him with excitement ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Portsmouth.

The Chairboys’ chief was pleased with the display and the impact of the new signings in the 2-2 draw at Mansfield Town.
"I’m really pleased with the goals but disappointed with the ones we conceded," said the 40-year-old. "Somebody put their hand up and took the blame for the first one. The second one - I want the reaction to be better.

"I thought we could have got more out of the game. We had the better chances and at the end we could have won it.

"I’m OK, a little bit down. If you go two up you expect to win a game."

Ainsworth added: "The games come thick and fast now. It’s getting tight down the bottom and a win will propel you about five places. I’m really looking forward to Tuesday now.

"I am quietly positive but there are still things to work on, there always are. I’m confident we can put a strong team out on Tuesday and give Portsmouth a good game."

New recruits Jordan Mustoe and Reece Styche impressed from the start, while Anthony Jeffrey put in an encouraging cameo after coming on for Styche with 20 minutes remaining.

He said: "Reece will make things hard for centre-halves and he'll put himself about, and he did that for me.

"It's only his second start of the season. He needs match fitness and once Reece gets a lot more games under his belt, he'll be a big player for us. He'll get some goals for us.

"The lads who've come in showed they are ready to play for Wycombe Wanderers. We can work on them.

"Reece Styche only came in on Friday, Anthony Jeffrey on Thursday. There's plenty of work to do and I'm looking forward to doing it."

Styche, Jeffrey and Mustoe could all make their home debuts against Pompey to Adams Park – will you be there?  , in person from the Info Centre at the ground or call 01494 Tickets start from just £5 for juniors, £9 for young adults, £11 for seniors and £15 for adults. Children are FREE! Buy 

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