Ainsworth proud of ‘great lads’
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.”