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Gareth eyeing home wins after U's victory

Five years as Chairboys manager, Gareth Ainsworth previews Crewe.

25 September 2017

Gareth Ainsworth is hoping for some joy on home turf this week as the Chairboys face back-to-back home fixtures.

First up at Adams Park is Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday night (7.45pm k.o.), and the manager, who celebrated five years in charge of Wanderers on Sunday, is hoping to follow up the weekend's 2-1 win at Colchester United with another strong performance under the lights at home.

Reflecting on the win over the U's, Ainsworth said: "This is a derby fixture that goes back years, and there will be some fans that are no longer with us that this meant everything to and their kids are in the away end.

"To have that derby win is fantastic for us, but the win is special because after the last three games where we have played very well, maybe better than we did today, and not got the win, but that's football and you've got to grind your wins out sometimes.

"The players were brilliant and to the fans - thank you so much, you got behind the boys, you didn't stop singing and the reception the boys got at the end was a fantastic moment for them.

"It's nice to get back to winning ways and stay under the radar, and now we've got a run of games against teams who are on a par with us which we want to be beating.

"Tuesday (vs Crewe) is going to come quick, I'm not one to get really high or low, I don't want to be jumping around everywhere, I've got things to get sorted now for that game.

"The away run we are on is magnificent, and now the aim is to pick up more results at home.

"I think the performances have been there but for a couple of mistakes and some bad luck and that will change.

"I just want to say thank you to everyone at the club for the last five years. It's been about me this week in the papers and the websites but I'm touched and very emotional about being backed for five years as a manager here.

"People have knocked me and will continue to do so, but I've had a lot of support as well and I wouldn't be able to do it without the players I have had over the five years, all the staff, the directors, the board who have backed me over that time, and of course the fans who have been fantastic.

"So thank you all very much, and I hope to keep improving Wycombe Wanderers."

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