Blues look to Waddock for a favour

Gary Waddock

Gary Waddock

First published in Sport Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

WANDERERS face the prospect of relying on a favour from their sacked former manager to help bail them out of their relegation fight.

The equation is simple - for Blues to stay up they have to win at Torquay on the final day and hope either Bristol Rovers or Northampton Town slip up.

The Cobblers are the closest side in Wanderers' sights, having a worse goal difference from Rovers, and they end their campaign against Oxford United.

Town boss Chris Wilder left the U's to take up his current post and will no doubt have a point to prove against his former side.

But in another twist United are now managed by Gary Waddock - the man who was sacked to make way for current incumbent Gareth Ainsworth.

Waddock brought Ainsworth to Adams Park in the first place and was also his manager at QPR earlier in their careers.

And now the apprentice is hoping for help from the former master in Wanderers' bid to save themselves them the drop.

Ainsworth said: "With one game to go we've dropped into the bottom two. It's not in our hands any more, which is a big thing, but we can still go to Torquay and beat those, and hopefully somebody does us a favour. The worst possible thing will be us going there and not winning and somebody did do us a favour.

"We've always been in control of the situation. We are going to rue those missed chances - hopefully we can get somebody to do us a favour next week. There's a team just up the road who can do us a favour and we've got to do our job at Torquay."

And he added: "This isn't over yet and I'll be positive going into the Torquay game. We are going to have to raise it for one more game. It's going to be tough, because the lads are on the floor in there.

"We've done it before here at Wycombe Wanderers. I remember they did it at Lincoln many years ago - why not again? I'm really confident we can beat Torquay, it's just now can somebody do us a favour."

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