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Gareth: We are raring to go

Blues boss previews Yeovil.

12 April 2018

Gareth Ainsworth says his players are raring to go this Saturday at Yeovil after 12 days without a game.

Lincoln’s success in the Checkatrade Trophy final meant the Chairboys went without a fixture last weekend; allowing the Wanderers squad to recuperate and prepare for the final five after a hectic Easter schedule.

Now ready to get back to action, Ainsworth is hoping the break in play has done his side good as all focus moves to another big game at Huish Park.

“After 12 days without a game the boys are raring to go,” the boss said.

“Training has been good, and we’ve even managed to put a development day in there too which was great to keep the boys grounded and keep their focus on the situation we are in with five games to go.

“So it has been a good two weeks, where we have managed to get some extra legs back but now our focus is totally on Yeovil and hopefully bringing a win back from there.”

With just one defeat in their last five, Yeovil have all but secured survival and with nine goals scored for the Glovers in that time they will present a stern test at Huish Park this weekend.

Ainsworth was present at the County Ground on Tuesday night as Darren Way’s men secured a 2-2 draw at play-off chasing Swindon and the boss knows his side will have to be at their best to come away with a result.

“Yeovil are a good team who on their day are capable of causing problems for anyone in this league as you saw at Coventry a couple of weeks ago when they scored six.

“I watched them on Tuesday night at Swindon and they did very well coming back from behind twice to get a point.

“Our job is to make sure that we are on it and do what we do best and our performances over 41 games have held us in good stead going into the run-in.

“We’re third best at what we have done so far and if we can continue that then I am sure we will be in the mix come the end of the season.

“This will be a tough game, and I know people will be looking at the Lincoln and Accrington fixtures as huge games but believe me this one is just as huge.

“We need to get as many points as we can, as quickly as we can and we want to start that on Saturday at Huish Park which is always a tough place to go and with no pressure on them either you don’t know what you are going to get, but I know what I want from my players and I’m hoping they will perform.”

Wycombe have been backed heavily in numbers by the Chairboys supporters on the road this season which has been a big boost to Ainsworth and the players so far this season, and with three away games still to play, the gaffer is hoping the travelling Wanderers faithful can help secure a few more priceless points for the team.

“I’m really pleased to see the fans backing us in their numbers on the road and hopefully we can deliver for them again on Saturday.

“My message to them is to keep the support going. There are three away games left and I’m hoping we can take as many as we can, try to outsing the home support and stick together as we have done all season.”

Click here for all the ticket information for this weekend's fixture at Yeovil (14/04).


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