Date: 26th February 2015 at 6:47pm
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Manager Graham Westley has praised opposite number Gareth Ainsworth for his work at Wycombe Wanderers, but following our earlier defeat to them the gaffer knows that we’ve made a lot of improvements in our play since then, so it’ll be a good test to see how far we’ve come.

A bit of revenge for the three one loss wouldn’t go amiss either.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game this weekend, Westley began firstly by talking about their manager.

‘Gareth has done an unbelievable job, he was very close to taking Wycombe out of the league last year and that obviously gave him a shot in the arm and he has produced and outstanding season. He has had very limited resources and he has been fortunate to keep his best players on the pitch for a large part of the season. He has done a brilliant job of putting a core together, getting a team around that core and they are where they are for a reason.’

With our away form this campaign being one of the worst in the league until our Boxing Day victory over Dagenham and Redbridge that then saw somewhat of a turnaround, we are now joint second in the form table for away victories with us taking ten points from an available 18 and that has pleased the manager as we head into the business end of the campaign.

‘Lads who never played in front of bigger crowds before are now used to playing in front of bigger crowds. Lads who weren’t used to the organisation and the change in mentality that you need to adopt to be effective away from home, they are starting to learn that. So as a team have we improved away from home? I would hope so. History, you can learn something from it but it’s what you do next which matters in football.’

With the Wycombe pitch starting to become choppy now, Westley also believes that this may give us a telling advantage on the day.

‘It’s up to us now, we’ve got 14 games to push ourselves on as far as we can do. We are looking forward to Saturday, it’s a very sticky pitch. We are used to training on sticky pitches, we are used to playing on sticky pitches. It’s almost home from home from our point of view, knowing how to go about your work on a difficult surface is something that we have had to become effective at, so that is good news for us.’

Ending he says.

‘It’s going to be a tough challenge but we are looking forward to it.’

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