Gareth Ainsworth says the Chairboys will be facing a ‘dangerous animal’ when they take on relegated Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium this weekend.
National league football in 2018/19 was confirmed for the Spireites in midweek, one day after manager, Jack Lester was relieved of his duties following defeat to Forest Green last weekend.
Now with Ian Evatt in caretaker charge, Ainsworth is expecting a tough test against a side with something to prove as the Chairboys go in search of three crucial points in the race for automatic promotion.
Previewing the game, the boss said: “It is always difficult coming up against a team who has had a change of manager, as we know the players they’ve got, but you don’t necessarily know the way they will line-up.
“But we also know it is about what we do and how we play and when we go forward we are a danger for any team in this league and I’m hoping we will be again at Chesterfield.
“We know that Chesterfield will be a dangerous animal, as I always remember eight years ago when we were already relegated we played Gillingham on the last day and we beat them to take them down with us and nobody saw that coming.
“So we don’t want those kinds of slip-ups this weekend and we know Chesterfield will be no walkover; I played with Ian Evatt, he is a proud man and he will want to win his first game in charge.”
Two games remain in what has been a memorable season at Wycombe Wanderers, and the Chairboys know two wins will see them cap it off with automatic promotion to League One.
With it all to play for, the gaffer insists there is no pressure on his players as they prepare to give their all to get over the line.
“44 games in, it has already been a fantastic season for us and now we’ve got this opportunity to gain automatic promotion with two wins.
“People are trying to say the pressure is on us, but I think people are feeling the pressure that Wycombe are above them and that’s great.
“We want to finish the job now, we want to almost defy the odds and get that automatic promotion place and it is in our hands to do that, but there is no pressure on my boys at all, not from me, not from the fans and this club is great like that.
“We are all going to go out there and give it our all, hoping we can get three points to secure what could be a fantastic game against Stevenage next week.”