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Gaz: Only winning will get the fans back
WANDERERS boss Gareth Ainsworth said it's down to him to get his side winning more regularly at home to attract supporters back to Adams Park, after fewer than 1,000 Blues fans saw the midweek win over Bristol City.
The stayaways missed the Chairboys' most accomplished display of the season as they sent the League One Robins out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with a 2-1 victory in front of 930 home fans.
During Ainsworth's time in charge Wanderers have won 40 per cent of the their home league matches, and they lost their second game in five fixtures at Adams Park this season against Burton Albion on Saturday.
And while Ainsworth said he was content with current attendance levels, he admitted winning more matches on home turf was the only way to get more fans through the turnstiles.
He said: "Attendances in general are down. If we were top of the league I'm sure we'd have more people here - it's a stupid thing to say we wouldn't. If we can get the four or five thousand we know are out there every week, that would be great.
"It might have to be the football and the results that change, and that's down to me and the players. I can't force people to come down and money's tight in a lot of places. We'll get it back and things will pick up attendance-wise.
"Everyone wants to see great football but everyone wants to see a win. Whatever way it comes, the win is important, but performances are always my baby. Playing good football and a performance like Tuesday's is going to bring the fans back, it's going to make us stronger at home and put a stamp back on the league that Wycombe Wanderers are trying to achieve something this season. We want to stay with the pack."
Ainsworth has frequently spoken in glowing terms about the backing his side are given by the Adams Park faithful and he added: "Hopefully the ones who turned up on a cold Tuesday night after two defeats saw a different side to us, some great football and some great goals. Hopefully they can spread the word and get a few more down to see it as well."
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