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Ainsworth: An amazing experience awaits

15 May 2015

Gareth Ainsworth says he'll be a proud man to see his Wycombe Wanderers side play at Wembley Stadium.

The Chairboys sealed their place under the arch with a confident 5-3 aggregate victory over Plymouth Argyle, finishing the job with a 2-1 success on a memorable night at Adams Park.

Now Ainsworth's men will make the short journey to Wembley to meet Southend United on Saturday 23rd May for the chance to play League 1 football next year.

"I'm really pleased that I'm able to lead such a great, small squad out at Wembley," he said. "It will be an amazing experience for all, but the most important thing is the building blocks that are being put in place to get this club to a solid base.

"I want to make sure that Wycombe Wanderers never return to the days they had last year. The club is turning around slowly off the pitch and I'm very optimistic about the future."

Ainsworth paid tribute to his players who overcame injuries to see off a valiant Pilgrims effort, particularly after the Devon club had fought they way back into the tie with two late goals in the first leg.

"I thought my players handled the situation extremely well. I though the mental side was the most important thing today after what happened at Home Park.

“I had players out there today who were far from being fully fit but that is what I have here; I have characters and players who want to play in every game. They would play through anything for me and as a manager that is special.”

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