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Gareth: "Let's all go for it together on Saturday"

4 May 2017

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth says his team are limbering up for one last almighty push to make the play-offs vs Cambridge United on Saturday.

There's one last roll of the dice remaining and the Chairboys know that only a win will do whilst hoping other results go their way to make the top seven.

Ainsworth's side go into the game against our fellow play-off rivals one point off and know that it will take a win and three of Carlisle, Blackpool, Stevenage and Colchester to drop points to earn a ticket for the end of season lottery.

The end of the season is never boring at Adams Park and as Gareth points out, Wycombe have beaten the odds before.

"It was always the aim to have something to play for on the last day of the season and we've got that," he said.

"We need a couple of favours; one of the favours we can do for ourselves with Cambridge in there as well so we've got everything to play for on Saturday and we're really looking forward to the game and it will be a great atmosphere.

"Three years ago Bristol Rovers suffered a shock relegation after Mansfield beat them at home so strange things do happen in football and we'll be keeping our fingers crossed.

"I'll be keeping an eye out for other results but Cambridge is the main focus for us, as if we don't win that then there is no point looking elsewhere."

What you want for a big game is a fully fit squad to choose from, and the boss is hopeful he will have just that on Saturday with Scott Kashket (groin) and Joe Jacobson (back) being monitored closely.

"Both Joe and Scott have been assessed again this week," he added.

"It was frustrating for Scott to come back in and do so well and then pull up again in training last week. He wasn't fit enough to start last Saturday as he needs to be 100% fit.

"We're hoping he will be fit enough for this Saturday but it will be up to the medical team to make sure he is ready.

"Joe's injury has seemed to have settled down and he has a good chance of playing.

"With Paris and Anthony Stewart back in the squad I have some good selection headaches and the next couple of days are going to be important to see if we can get all our players fit for what we hope isn't the last game of the season."

This is a cup final, no qualms about it. A win is required and Gareth has left a rallying message to you, the fans, to play your part in seeing the boys over the line this Saturday.

"We need to win this game, that's the top and bottom of it.

"We need to earn the victory as Shaun Derry is a good manager and they have had a very similar season to us.

"This will be a tough game, but it's going to be a great spectacle and a mouthwatering 90 minutes and hopefully we can come out on top.

"My message to the fans is enjoy the day, celebrate the season we've had and just maybe we could achieve something. We'll be going for it, there won't be anything left out on the pitch and if this is to be the last game of the season, don't leave anything out on the terrace because you've got three months to get your voices back.

"Give us your all and I'm sure if we do make those play-offs you'll dig deep and find some more in you for them as well, so thank you for this season so far and lets all go for it together on Saturday."


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