GLOVES ARE OFF NOW – GARETH

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Jamie Holt

WY­COMBE pulled off the great es­cape by avoid­ing rel­e­ga­tion on the fi­nal day of last sea­son but Chair­boys boss Gareth Ainsworth in­sists noth­ing but pro­mo­tion will do this year.

Wan­der­ers have ar­guably been the big­gest sur­prise in League Two this sea­son, hav­ing been in and around the au­to­matic pro­mo­tion places since Septem­ber.

De­spite that good form the club’s tar­get was al­ways about sur­vival – but Ainsworth now ad­mits the gloves are off.

“The time has come to say ‘let’s set a new tar­get’ and that tar­get is to get pro­moted against all odds,” he said.

“We’ve given our­selves an op­por­tu­nity. Many peo­ple wrote us off but we can have a real crack.

“We made such a big thing of be­ing safe, maybe ev­ery­one needed a new tar­get. Well now ev­ery­one has got one. Let’s go for it. I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge.

“If we need out­side help, we can get out­side help. But it’s very tough. There are clubs in our league spend­ing more than we ever could.We strongly be­lieved that in­vest­ing time in the squad would give us the chance to un­lock some great po­ten­tial.”

AM­BI­TIOUS: Ainsworth

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