Ainsworth proud of ‘great lads’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PLAY-OFF FINAL PREVIEW -

GARETH Ainsworth will be a proud man when he leads Wy­combe Wan­der­ers out at Wem­b­ley, af­ter beat­ing Ply­mouth Ar­gyle in the semi­fi­nals.

Goals from Paul Hayes and Al­fie Maw­son gave the Blues a 2-1 win at Adams Park and a 5-3 ag­gre­gate tri­umph af­ter sur­viv­ing a late surge at Home Park in a 3-2 first leg victory.

The Chair­boys boss reck­ons that his side were good value for their wins and that his side de­served to o progress to the end of sea­son show­down with Southend.

He said: “I’m proud to lead such a small but great bunch of lads at Wem­b­ley.

“You don’t get lucky in th­ese games, you earn what you get and I think we de­served it.

“I al also o wan­tant to paypa credit to my play­ers be­cause they played ex­tremely well.”

And Ainsworth could not have been more pleased with the way his team ap­proached the sec­ond leg tie at Adams Park.

He added: “We played re­ally well in the first ha half and that gave P Ply­mouth a m moun­tain to cl climb.

“The scare ca came – they sco scored a good goal –b– but we re­sponded rea re­ally well.

““I had play­ers ou out there to­day wh who were far from 100 per cent fit but tha that’s what I’ve got he here.

“I’ve got play­ers who will play thro through any­thing for me and that’s very spe­cial.

“I “I’d have told you befo be­fore the game that I’m v very op­ti­mistic about the fu­ture of Wy­combe Wan­der­ers.

“The club is turn­ing around slowly off the pitch and the play­ers have done fan­tas­ti­cally on the pitch.

“Wem­b­ley or not, we’ve got good build­ing blocks, and for­tu­nately it is Wem­b­ley.”

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