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Ainsworth dedicates Daggers win to Blues fans
GARETH Ainsworth dedicated his side’s hard-fought win over Dagenham & Redbridge to the fans after their heroics got the game on.
About 80 fans and club staff shovelled snow and ice away from the car-park and roads around Adams Park in Arctic conditions to ensure Saturday’s clash went ahead.
2,365 fans braved the cold to cheer on the Blues – and the players responded, with Sam Wood’s first-half scorcher firing Wanderers clear of danger and within six points of the play-off places.
Ainsworth said he told his players before the game to win the points for the fans and his men duly delivered.
He said: “The Trust members and fans that were here this morning to get this game on were fantastic and in my team talk I made the lads aware of the work some of the fans put in to get this game on and if they could put in the same efforts on the pitch.
“When I turned up in the car-park at 11.30am, the fans had been here about four hours before me, one fan had a snow plough, so they got that out, others had the shovels.
“Then there’s me turning up in a nice car and a suit, looking at them lot and there was only one thing I could do – so I went over and said thanked them because without them the game wouldn’t have gone ahead and we wouldn’t have got the three points.
“It speaks volumes about the club and the togetherness I want to get here. We’ve got some great people here and I want to try and get Wycombe back to its former glories, a real together club.
“Believe me, the players are really thankful for that [snow clearing] – thank you very much for getting the game on today, you were brilliant.”