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Gaz: We're stamping our authority away from home
GARETH Ainsworth said Wanderers are prepared to take sides on away from home as they face a trip to Portsmouth tonight.
Blues have won half of their League Two fixtures away from home and picked up three points on the road at Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
And Ainsworth is delighted at the way his men performing away from Adams Park, with the trio of away wins key to their rise up the table and into the play off places.
He said: "Away from home we are doing really well. We are going to clubs, taking the game to people and stamping our authority. I think we've got a good squad at the moment and we are really happy with where we are."
Pompey have made an inconsistent start to life in League Two just three years after contesting an FA Cup final, having won four, drawn four and lost four, although they beat managerless Bury on Saturday to extend their current unbeaten run to three matches.
But memories of Wanderers' last trip to the south coast are still relatively fresh in the mind, with Blues shocking their hosts with a 3-1 win in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Ainsworth said after the win over Bristol Rovers: "It's a year on from when we were last at Fratton Park. It'll be big for us, some of the Wycombe fans haven't been there before and some of our players have probably never played there before. It will be a big crowd.
"They won today so it'll be a good game. It'll be 11 against 11 and we'll have to break Portsmouth down."
The Blues boss will have his figners crossed Sam Wood will be in contention to play after illness forced him to miss Saturday's game, while strikers Steven Craig and Dean Morgan again failed to make the squad.
Pompey will be without experienced striker David Connolly - a former team mate of Ainsworth's at Wimbledon - and defender Marcos Painter and they're also expected to make a change in goal.
Regular stopper Trevor Carson was ineligible to play against his parent club Bury as part of his loan agreement with the south coast side, and he is set to be recalled despite Phil Smith keeping a clean sheet in his absence.
Former Burnham striker Ryan Bird, rumoured to be a one-time transfer target of Wanderers, is also set to feature in the Portsmouth squad.
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