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Gareth happy with first pre-season display

The boss reflects on Slough draw.

10 July 2017

Gareth Ainsworth was pleased to get through the Chairboys' first pre-season fixture unscathed as they drew 0-0 at Slough Town.

Wanderers' first pre-season friendly ended all square at Arbour Park after Slough keeper Jack Turner made a series of fine stops to deny the Blues.

On an unfamilar artificial surface, the Wycombe boss was encouraged by the performance of his team, as he looks to get his players up to speed for the season opener against Lincoln City at Adams Park on Saturday 5th August.

"Goals would have been nice, but we created many chances and the keeper has pulled off some great saves," he said, speaking after the match.

"No injuries was a big thing for us today, as at the start of last season we were missing too many crucial players at a crucial time.

"So I'm really pleased with the workout; three of the boys got 90 minutes and did well, most of them got 45 with a few of them playing together for the first time.

"The pitch looks great and it is great to be on it, but it is does slow the ball down and the game had no real tempo like it does on a grass pitch.

"But there were some good performances out there today, and I'm pleased with the way it has gone.

"It's early days as we have only been back a week and this will be a million miles away from where we'll be when we come to August 5th, so I'm looking forward to getting through the rest of the pre-season games as we will slowly build and work up to the tempo we need to be at for that first game."

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