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Gareth: There's no pressure on my team

Ainsworth hopes to see a consistent performance level at Doncaster.

28 February 2020

Gareth Ainsworth says his team can enjoy the final quarter of the season - beginning with Saturday's trip to Doncaster - knowing they've earned their place amongst the promotion front-runners.

Wanderers sit third in the table, hoping to claim a third successive victory before entering a two-week break, in which time many of the sides around them will have the opportunity to clamber above the Chairboys and closer to the top two.

When asked if that scenario adds extra pressure or incentive for his team to collect all three points in South Yorkshire, Ainsworth said: "Absolutely not. Performances are what I'm about, and as long as the boys perform well then there'll be no pressure on them from me.

"They know what they've achieved. Inside themselves, they all want to finish the job and get promoted. They all feel like they've got enough. So I don't need to put any pressure on them or motivate them further.

"It's fine for me to see other teams feeling the pressure, saying things in the press, and looking at the table worrying about who might win this game or that game. For us, our bandwagon just keeps rolling on. We weren't expected to be where we are, so I'm not going to start labelling games as 'must-win'. Let's just keep doing what we do best and see where it takes us."


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