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CHAIR­BOYS’ DIS­AP­POINT­ING DRAW GARETH Ainsworth ad­mit­ted it was a dis­ap­point­ing end­ing to an oth­er­wise pleas­ing day as Wy­combe Wan­der­ers were de­nied three points at the death by AFC Wim­ble­don.

The Chair­boys looked to have vic­tory sewn up af­ter on-loan Southamp­ton de­fender Ja­son McCarthy bun­dled home the first goal of his pro­fes­sional ca­reer.

How­ever, Wim­ble­don had other ideas and struck in stop­page time through sub­sti­tute Ade Azeez to steal a share of the spoils at Kingsmeadow.

Ainsworth said: “It was a dis­ap­point­ing goal but not a dis­ap­point­ing day. It’s a point away at Wim­ble­don and they’ve been in great form.

“We were so close and there was pos­si­bly a foul on the keeper at the end there too, so I’ve told the boys not to be too down.

“They had one shot on tar­get and it went in. We had more than one shot on tar­get and prob­a­bly had the lion’s share of the chances.

“The work ethic at Wy­combe Wan­der­ers is some­thing else and that showed again to­day. I’m really proud of the boys and really pleased.

“I should’ve known that Ards [Neal Ard­ley] wouldn’t give up right un­til the end and fair play to them as they got a goal and it’s prob­a­bly re­lief for them.

“There’s a lit­tle bit of dis­ap­point­ment from me but I’ll turn that right round and we’ll get our­selves up again for Tues­day night.”

The Chair­boys are op­er­at­ing with one of the small­est squads in the Foot­ball League and were dealt a dou­ble in­jury blow over the week­end to see op­tions cut even fur­ther at Adams Park.

Joe Ja­cob­son has ag­gra­vated a pre­ex­ist­ing back prob­lem and is likely to be side­lined for four to five weeks, while Mar­cus Bean has suf­fered an an­kle in­jury which is ex­pected to take six weeks to heal. Wan­der­ers hope to ac­cel­er­ate the re­cov­ery times of Ja­cob­son and Bean by us­ing new med­i­cal equip­ment which has been pur­chased via a com­bi­na­tion of supporters’ share scheme in­vest­ments and pri­vate fund­ing.

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