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Gaz focusing on tactics after survival
SURVIVING relegation last season has enabled Gareth Ainsworth and his coaching staff to focus more on coming up with a Plan B.
It was a case of picking up points by whichever means necessary last year as Ainsworth successfully led his side to safety.
This time he's been able to do some more tactical tinkering, and a change to a new formation was key to putting Bristol City to the sword in midweek.
The Blues boss said: "It's something we've been wanting to try for a while. Last season was a real emergency situation. Being organised and passionate will get you points in League Two and that's what we needed last year as we needed points.
"As a coaching team we've always said we want different ways of playing. We are not one dimensional and I thought we proved that on Tuesday."
Ainsworth admitted the tactics were wrong during last weekend's defeat against Burton and his backroom staff worked overtime to ensure things went right on Tuesday.
He said: "From the final whistle on Saturday myself, Lee and Richard have been hatching a plan to get us to play the ball more on the floor and more through the middle. I think we would have beaten Burton if we'd played through the midfield. It was the wrong sort of tactic playing up to a big centre half who's winning everything in the air. We had to change.
"The definition of being mad is doing the same thing and expecting different results. We had to change something. It's another way we can play, another formation, which is great to have."
Tuesday's 2-1 win has given Ainsworth a dilemma on who to pick to face Torquay on Saturday.
He said: "I'm not giving anything away but the boys who took to the field on Tuesday did very well for me. I have got players coming back, I have got players in form who missed the game. The players who started the game have really put a marker down and said they want to continue playing for me.
"It would be harsh to leave anyone out of that line-up. They are good headaches but this is what I wanted in the summer when I assembled this squad."
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