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Gaz: We could have won it

31 March 2014

Gareth Ainsworth saluted his players after they more than matched promotion-chasing Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park.

Wanderers switched formation for the clash, and Ainsworth’s tactics worked a treat with Chairboys creating the better chances in the 0-0 draw.

He said: “You try it in training and it works and it looks very good, but you can never replicate a game in training.

“No matter how good it looks on a Friday, you’ve always got that nagging doubt and worry about how you can set up. I made sure the lads were very prepared for this one.

“We frustrated Scunthorpe. They were limited to chances and when they did have their chances Matt Ingram was there.

“On another day we might have been able to nick the game. Max has had a great chance, Sam Wood had one, Stevie Craig’s header – we didn’t come just to stifle and not create our own chances.

“They couldn’t break down our five. Stuart Lewis and Josh Scowen always run about - they’re the best in the league at that – Sam Togwell’s brain, Blooms’ experience, Max’s flair - we’ve got a great balance there.

“Stevie’s led the line like Braveheart. He was fantastic, winning every header and tackle and chasing absolutely everything. I thought he’d blow up after 60 minutes but he was determined to stay on and see the game out.

“It’s a big point against a side everyone fancies for promotion. 

“That’s the kind of performance we’ll need from now until the end of the season. The job’s way from over yet, we need to keep getting these points on the board.”

Wanderers return to Adams Park on Saturday when Dagenham & Redbridge make the trip (k.o 3pm).

Tickets for the game start from just £5 for juniors, £9 for young adults, £11 for seniors and £15 for adults. U7s can enjoy this and all league fixtures for FREE.  

Buy online, call 01494 441118 or visit the Information Centre at Adams Park.

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