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Gareth hoping to continue away form at Donny

Blues boss previews trip to the Keepmoat and discusses transfer activity.

9 August 2018

Gareth Ainsworth is hoping to continue Wycombe’s impressive away record this weekend as he takes his Wanderers side to Doncaster Rovers.

The Chairboys are unbeaten away from home since December 2017, and boasted the best record on the road in League Two in 2017/18.

Now in the third tier, Ainsworth is hoping for more joy away from Adams Park, but admits the task at hand will be a lot tougher.

“We have seemed to have had a good away record in recent years, probably going back to the Wembley season of 14/15.

“What we put that down to is probably the culture and sprit that we have got here; the boys are really together and trips away together really strengthens that.

“Of course all records do get broken eventually, I’m hoping this one doesn’t anytime soon, but it is going to be tough.

“In this league we are the underdogs and we have to fight and scrap to get something out of the game and we have got some difficult trips coming up starting with Doncaster on Saturday.

“We go there with nothing to fear, we go there going to try and win the game and we believe we can do that, and on our day we certainly can.”

All eyes of football world are on the deadline for permanent transfers today (Thursday 9th August) at 5pm, with the window for loans and free agents not closing until August 31st.

With that in mind, the manager gave the following update on Wycombe’s search for new players in his pre-match press conference.

“I think the two window system is huge for a club like Wycombe,” he said.

“The importance of the loan market is explained best by the likes of Jamal Blackman, Alfie Mawson  Ebere Eze and Jason McCarthy to name a few that have come through the door and gone on to bigger and better things.

“It is something that works for us and we can get these great players in and we are able to develop them and it works for the players as it helps them forge their careers because of what they did at Wycombe.

“I believe this two-stage transfer window will open up some more options for us and it is down to me to pick the right options for Wycombe Wanderers.

“Finance and timing will always come into it, but we are working very hard on getting players in, but I think the end of August deadline for loans is probably the most important one for us than the 9th August deadline for permanents.

“One day hopefully that will change but you need deep pockets to sign permanent players and as always we have to do things conservatively in that area. I’m not saying we can’t compete it is just getting the right ones in and the right deals.

“I can’t do a deal if it is not right for Wycombe, I would never put myself or the club in trouble like many clubs have been in the past.

“We’ve got a structure and a model here that works and it is going to be very tough in League One but hopefully we can still surprise a few people.”

Click here to see the ticket information for this Saturday's trip to Doncaster Rovers (11/08 k.o. 3pm).

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