Ainsworth looks for Chairboys to resume fine run
WYCOMBE Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth, pictured, is backing his players to bounce back from defeat at the hands of Bradford City on Tuesday night.
The 3-0 loss was the first the in-form Chairboys had suffered since New Year's Day. "I've always said we're not going to win every game," said Ainsworth.
"Sometimes you take positives out of defeat and this has brought us down to earth and made sure we will be on it at the weekend. "I told the lads don't be down because we've been on a great run and what they have achieved in the last two-and-a-half months, from 24th to 12th in the league, is something to be proud of.
"The main thing is do we still believe we can beat Bristol Rovers on Saturday? The last time we got a hammering the lads responded really well and I still believe we can beat anyone."
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Ainsworth's side are 12 points clear of the relegation zone after he revived a struggling team when he took charge – initially as caretaker – in September.
It has been an impressive run of form that has raised hopes among supporters that the Chairboys could make a late dash for the play-offs.
However, Ainsworth said: "People keep looking above us and seeing who we can catch. I keep looking below us and pushing further and further away from that bottom two.
"That's still my aim, and we'll look at where we are after 46 games."