IN the last couple of days Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth has had to put up with hearing his side tipped for promotion and relegation.

A run of four wins and a draw had moved Wycombe clear of the bottom two and into the safety of mid table after a disastrous run of form earlier in the season that led to the sacking of Gary Waddock.

It left Blues equidistant to the play off places and the relegation zone, but with the team playing so well supporters were starting to look up rather than down.

That confidence has taken a knock after a Boxing Day battering by promotion chasing Cheltenham and after the 4-0 defeat Ainsworth laughed: “I heard people talking about the dreaded play offs two days ago and today I’ve heard people say, we’ve been beaten 4-0 by Cheltenham, we’re in a relegation battle. It’s a crazy game.”

The Blues boss said he was happy with the way his team have played over the last month after being asked to reflect on the first half of the season.

Wanderers have now played 23 of their 46 League Two fixtures and Ainsworth said the opening half of the campaign had been one of contrasts for Blues.

He said: “I’m quite pleased with the last two or three months of the season. The first six or seven weeks was a slow start – everyone knows that. Since October/November time we seem to have found a momentum.

“Apart from today, in the last eight games I think we’ve only lost one or two. That’s good form to have so I’m really pleased.”