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Gareth: U's fixture the perfect medicine

Blues boss previews Colchester.

11 January 2018

Gareth Ainsworth feels the weekend’s fixture at home to Colchester United will be the best medicine to get over the Chairboys’ exit from the Emirates FA Cup.

After falling to a heavy defeat to a very strong Preston North End side, Wanderers welcome the U’s to Adams Park as two old foes battling for a top seven finish come head-to-head.

This fixture is not a local stand-off by any stretch, but has a rich history of rivalry which originates back to the 1980’s, and Ainsworth says his players will be aware of the importance of this fixture to the Chairboys fanbase come kick-off.

Saturday’s game will hand Wanderers the opportunity to register their first league double over Colchester after winning the reverse fixture 2-1 back in September, and the manager hopes to celebrating another priceless three points come full-time.

 “What a great game to get over the FA Cup defeat,” Ainsworth said.

“It’s a game where the rivalry remains between the two sides and I’ll be making sure the boys are aware of that before the game.

“I’m sure the fans will be in full voice and we’re up against a good side where John McGreal has got his team playing really well.

“We’re both in and around the play-offs so it has all the ingredients for a good game and we’re looking forward to seeing what we can do.

“Let’s put to bed what happened last week, let’s look forward and try and get all three points on Saturday.”

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