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Gareth looking to build on recent form

Blues boss previews Luton.

31 August 2018

Gareth Ainsworth says his players are looking forward to getting back to league action this weekend as they prepare to host Luton Town at Adams Park.

Both the Chairboys and the Hatters go into the fixture on the back of wins last weekend before midweek cup success followed from the penalty spot for Wanderers against Forest Green.

After dominant displays in their last two outings in Sky Bet League One, Gareth is hoping to bring a similar level of performance to the plate from his players this weekend, in a fixture that offered up two classics in League Two last season with both Wycombe and Luton taking one win apiece.

Previewing Luton, Ainsworth said: “We’re looking forward to getting back to league action and build on our performances against Plymouth and Bradford this Saturday against Luton.

“We put in two good performances against them last season, and even though we lost the home fixture, for the majority of the game I thought we dominated it before Luton got two late goals and it was a cruel way to finish.

“The celebrations Luton showed that day stuck in my players’ minds when they went back to Luton and they made sure they gave everything throughout the whole game to ensure they would not have that feeling again.

“It was a fantastic team performance and I’ve always said that was the game where I thought we were going to get promoted, so we will need to show the same character on Saturday to get a result.

“Luton are a big club whose remit I’m sure is different to ours this season but we’re looking forward to going toe-to-toe with them once again in a fixture which has had a bit of spice over the years.

“We are expecting a good crowd and a great atmosphere and hopefully we can pick up a result.”

The boss made six changes to the starting XI for the cup game in midweek meaning that only the backline remained from the 2-1 win at Bradford last weekend.

Those players that came into the side forced themselves into the thinking of Ainsworth for this weekend’s clash against the Hatters and with injured players making good progress in their rehabilitation, the gaffer is looking forward to being spoilt for choice.

“The selection headache I’ve got at the moment is great to have with injured players coming back and those that played on Tuesday taking their chance when it was given to them.

“I’m looking forward to having a full squad to pick from soon, obviously players will be disappointed not to be involved as always but the 11 that goes out there against Luton I’m sure will be good enough to get the points and I’m hoping they can.”

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