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Gareth: Below par but still in our hands

Blues boss reflects on Accrington defeat

21 April 2018

Gareth Ainsworth said his players were punished for a below par performance by a top quality Accrington side at Adams Park on Saturday afternoon.

The league leaders moved a step closer to the title with a comprehensive 0-4 win over the Chairboys and added another twist to the race for the final automatic promotion spot.

Despite the defeat, results elsewhere mean that Wanderers remain in third and know that two wins will see them promoted.

Although Ainsworth felt that although luck didn’t perhaps deserve to be on their side this afternoon, he is confident that a big team effort can see Wanderers over the line.

“Lady Luck is smiling on us today because we didn’t deserve any fortune as we didn’t work hard enough,” he said speaking after the game.

“The boys are devastated in there, but all I will say is that Accrington are worthy champions of this league.

“There hasn’t been another team in this league that has come here and done what they did and that is why they will be champions.

“They were outstanding; the way they closed, the way they took their chances and defended resiliently, and we were below par today so that combination has ended up as a 0-4 defeat.

“One group who certainly weren’t below par though were our fans today and I thank each and every one of them for that because we are going to need you now with two games to go.

“It’s still in our hands and hopefully a couple of injured players will be back next week at Chesterfield and we can re-find the form that saw us go on an eight-game unbeaten run.

“These are two massive games where realistically two wins are needed, but we can do it, I have no doubts at all that we are capable of winning both games and that is what I will be telling the players.”

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