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Gareth: A good start vs Cambridge will get teams panicking

2 May 2017

Although the fate of Wycombe's play-off push may rely on results elsewhere, manager Gareth Ainsworth says his team can't look beyond the 90 minutes vs Cambridge United.

The Chairboys host the U's on Saturday evening with both teams knowing they must win to keep their hopes of a top seven finish alive, which should make for a spectacle at Adams Park.

Despite a late charge from Wycombe last weekend, in which the kitchen sink was thrown and Jamal Blackman came up for a corner in added time, they reluctantly had to settle for a point against Morecambe which meant Wanderers head into the final game one point off the play-off pack.

Gareth, speaking after the 1-1 draw vs Morecambe, knows the team must focus on themselves at the weekend, and hopes that a good start from the Chairboys will create some discomfort elsewhere.

"I sent Jamal Blackman up for a corner at the end of the game, and I think a couple of people were surprised beacuse we were only one point off it, but we wanted to win that game and have everything in our own hands," he said.

"We've done it before when things have been out of our hands and it's come up trumps, and there is always a chance we can do that again but we have to do our job against Cambridge.

"An early goal would be good because it gets around, people know where they are and start panicking and you never what could happen at opposition grounds.

"A lot of teams will be playing with freedom and there will be pressure on other teams as well, including ourselves, but what we did against Doncaster at home has got to give us some confidence back at Adams Park.

"I'm sure they'll be quite a lot of fans down there to try and cheer us home and who knows. We wanted to give the fans something to play for right until the last game and nobody can ever accuse us of being boring at the end of the season and that's a positive thing for me."

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