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Boss looking to bounce back vs Cheltenham

Read what the Blues boss had to say following the narrow defeat to Swindon.

23 October 2017

Gareth Ainsworth felt the Swindon defeat was a game of little quality, which was marred by heavy winds at the County Ground.

Harry Smith’s strike on the quarter-hour mark was enough to give the Robins all three points and hand the Chairboys their first away defeat since February.

Reflecting on the game, Ainsworth felt one moment of quality was ultimately the difference in a game where both sides struggled to cope with the conditions.

But with a game against Cheltenham Town at Adams Park this Saturday, there is a chance for Wanderers to quickly get back to winning ways.

“I don’t think either side did enough to win the game,” Ainsworth said, speaking at the County Ground on Saturday.

“The wind played a massive factor as they camped in our half in the first-half, and we camped in theirs in the second-half.

“But ultimately it is goals that change games, and they’ve hit the target. I think we’ve just about had more shots than them, but they were wayward and we didn’t make it count – they made it count early on and that was the tale of the game.

“It’s disappointing and tough to take, but I can’t be too harsh on the boys because they have fantastic for me on the road.

“Unfortunately it’s no points, but we go again next Saturday at home, and that is what I am looking forward to.”

The Wycombe manager was quick to praise the Chairboys’ following at Swindon on Saturday, and is hoping to repay their support with a win on home turf this weekend.

“The fans were fantastic, got right behind us and kept singing, even when we were 1-0 down and I know they will be as frustrated as I am, but we won’t get many more games where it is as windy as it was today.

“So it’s back to Adams Park next week, where we’re hoping to play some of the stuff we’ve playing lately, and Cheltenham is a game where we want to be competitive and hopefully we can get the three points.”

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