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Gaz warns players not to underestimate York
BLUES boss Gareth Ainsworth has told his players to guard against complacency as they return to Adams Park tomorrow following three long distance away trips.
Wanderers go into the game against lowly York on the back of four straight wins, while the struggling Minstermen have lost their last four.
Ainsworth's players faced a similar scenario last season as they played York a week after beating eventual champions Gillingham away from home.
Wycombe went on to win that game 4-0 to complete a league double and Ainsworth has told his players to draw on that experience so they don't undo the good work they've achieved on the road.
He said: "You can't ever underestimate any team. Pride comes before a fall is very apt in this situation.
"Last year York was after Gillingham. We had a fantastic result away at Gillingham and I didn't want the after the Lord Mayor's Show effect, and I'll be telling them again you can't think you've cracked this game, ever.
"If we do things right we should be the better team on Saturday. We are a very respectful group who'll never think we are better than anyone else, but deep down we believe we can beat anyone with the togetherness we have.
"The wins have been great on the road, now it's time to sort the home form out. Not that it's been going wrong this season, but if we could get back to winning ways at Adams Park and match what we're doing away from home, we'll be a strong team and that's what I aim to do."
York won on the opening day of the season but have picked up just one point since then to slide into the relegation zone, having been tipped to do well after their struggles last year.
Ainsworth admitted he was surprised to see City down at the wrong end of the table.
He said: "They are one of the teams who spent a little in the summer. They signed quite a few new players. Last season they had a little resurgence at a similar time to us to get out of trouble. It's surprising to see them where they are.
"York will be a wounded animal. [Manager] Nigel Worthington has had international recognition and he'll know what it takes to get a win under his belt. I'm sure York will be well up for this one.
"They'll get it together and we can't let them get it together against us. We have to keep the run going and keep the way we are doing things going.
"York will be a big test for us. If we can get the fans behind us - as they have been, they've been fantastic - if they can get down to Adams Park and get hold of the buzz we can feel, it's going to be a good occasion."
Josh Scowen and Jon-Paul Pittman both returned to full training this week after ankle and back problems respectively, but Paris Cowan-Hall is still out.
York will be without suspended striker Richard Cresswell and he is likely to be replaced in the side by Ryan Bowman, who is yet to start a game after scoring 17 times for Hereford last season.
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