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"They have got a chance to show me they are passionate about Wycombe"
CHANGES to the Wanderers starting line-up and formation have been promised by new caretaker manager Gareth Ainsworth.
He's urged the players to show how much they want to play for the club in his first game in charge at Dagenham and Redbridge.
Ainsworth said the team that takes the field in the East End won't be "exactly the same" as the one fielded in Gary Waddock's last game in charge against AFC Wimbledon.
He said: "There will be chances for players that maybe haven't had chances yet. Some players probably think some weight's been lifted off their shoulders now and they have a chance.
"It's not so much a clean slate but they have got a chance to show me they are passionate about Wycombe.
"If they show in training and in games they have the passion, drive and willingness to give everything for Wycombe Wanderers they'll play. That's all I ask.
"To play for Wycombe Wanderers you have to have to want to win for the club.
"There's a few positions I want to make changes. There's a few players who've been on the fringes who can come into the squad."
In his first match in charge Ainsworth will be pitting his wits against John Still, who was assistant manager of Lincoln City when the Blues caretaker was a player there.
He said: "I know all about John and he knows all about me. I saw him a couple of weeks ago and he's still the same old John Still. Hopefully he knows he'll be in for a game on Saturday as well."
Despite being promoted to manager, Ainsworth won't be insisting the players call him boss.
He said: "I'm still Gaz. I don't care what they call me so long as they go out there and perform.
"I've been called a lot worse than Gaz and a lot better than Gaz. We'll leave it with Gaz at the moment."
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