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Ainsworth: We'll keep striving for success

3 April 2017

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth was pleased with the professional peformance vs Leyton Orient at the weekend.

Goals from Matt Bloomfield and Myles Weston were enough to hand the Chairboys a 2-0 victory at the Matchroom Stadium, keeping the play-off dream alive with six games to play.

After coping with the pressure of a fired up Orient side on Saturday, Ainsworth, speaking after the match, is hoping to register further priceless points in the crucial weeks ahead.

"At this stage in the season it is all about the three points, no matter how we get them," he said.

"That's what it was about today, and that's what it will be about next week, and the week after that, and the week after that.

"We wanted to keep in the hunt, we're still in the hunt, and I believe it's still in our hands because teams are playing each other and we've got so many points to play for.

"So we'll keep going, we'll keep striving and there were some good positives today."

At this stage in the season, there is no better time to come into form, and Wanderers, with just the one loss to their name since February, are hoping a winning run can see them into the play-off mix-up come May.

Ainsworth, with crucial players returning to his side, is excited for the challenge ahead.

"We're now one defeat in seven, but stats can say whatever you want," he added.

"I know what momentum we've got and I can feel it in the boys with potentially some good players coming back at the right time.

"Paris won't be far away after picking up a knock in training, Anthony Stewart could even make an appearance, Dayle will be back next week and Bloomfield, Kashket and Hayes are now back in the team.

"It's all pointing towards a positive end to the season, and last year we didn't have one of those, so let's see what we can do with a positive end to the season.

"We've got 58 points and we're going to need around the 70 mark, so four wins will get us to that mark so let's go for that."

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