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Gareth looking to end Yeovil jinx

Blues boss previews Yeovil

24 November 2017

Gareth Ainsworth is looking to continue the Chairboys’ impressive home form this weekend as they welcome Yeovil Town to Adams Park.

Wycombe have not lost in their own back yard since early September, and go into Saturday’s fixture on the back of a 4-0 win over Crawley in their last home encounter.

From the high of Saturday to the low of a scrappy 1-0 defeat at Accrington which followed in midweek, Gareth says his players have taken a lot on board, and are hoping to build again with a strong performance against the Glovers.

“At home we have played some fantastic attacking football,” he said.

“In our last home game we really did overpower a Crawley team which on Tuesday went and beat Exeter so it is no mean feat - I think it shows glimpses of what we are capable of and it gave the lads a lot of confidence.

“Tuesday at Accrington came very quickly, and it was totally different game; the conditions were poor and away from home we have been struggling of late, so there was a combination of things to learn and put right from that one.

“But to win one and lose one is better than drawing two, and drawing two would probably mask any problems that you have got, so we’ve been working hard this week and hopefully we can build again at home against Yeovil on Saturday.”

Yeovil come to Adams Park having never lost at the home of the Wanderers since 1990 - winning three and drawing two of their five visits.

Gareth Ainsworth knows Yeovil manager Darren Way well after doing their coaching badges together and is certain his team will be facing well- disciplined opposition on Saturday.

“Darren Way’s teams are always well organised and he will have set up right to try and carry on their unbeaten run at Adams Park.

“On the other hand, I want to get rid of the jinx and I want to beat Yeovil on Saturday and what a great time to do it.

“We’ll be up for this one; there are no easy games in this league and I have said that many times already and we have found that at times also, so I won’t be taking this one lightly.”

There was 4,494 in attendance in Saturday’s emphatic win over Crawley, and the Blues boss was delighted the Wanderers’ fans were rewarded for their support with a five-star display, and hopes for another win this weekend.

“To hear that there was over 4,000 last weekend was really pleasing as I know what it means to the club and most importantly to the players.

“It means that we must be doing something right and with the football on the pitch that day it was great for the fans to come see a performance like that and a hat-trick as well which hasn’t been seen at home for some time.

“The feel-good factor is coming back to Wycombe, and the fans know what we are trying to do and that we are trying our best.

“We are all looking forward to Saturday, we’re hoping there will be another bumper crowd who will hopefully see another win.”

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