Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth is keeping his fingers crossed that his players are rested enough in time for Saturday's trip to Swindon Town following a gruelling midweek trip to Carlisle.

The Chairboys didn’t lie down and managed to force a point from one of the toughest trips in the league and Ainsworth is hoping his charges can do the same again against one of the pre-season title favourites.

He said: “We have to make sure we’re all fresh for Saturday and our medical team will be doing all they can to get the boys’ legs rested so we can give it another go against Swindon.

“Swindon are a big team in this division and they’re expected to go up, so wouldn’t it be nice to go there and get something from the game.”

Ainsworth hailed the team spirit shown in their last-gasp draw at Brunton Park and he explained that the long away trips such as those can bring the squad even closer together.

He added: “When we travel away together, we’re a tight-knit group and that’s come from my five years in charge being all about being a team and being there for each other.

“That’s never more prominent than when we’re on the road, coming up against the atmosphere from the home fans.

“We relish it, we stick together and we’ve got this never-say-die attitude which makes me proud to be the manager.”

When assessing the performance, the 44-year-old said it was a real positive that his team were able to muster a hard-fought point despite not playing to their maximum potential.

Ainsworth commented: “It’s a sign of a good side when you don’t play well but get something, 

“We all know we didn’t play to our potential, but we’ve had a lot of games lately and maybe that was one game too far for a couple of lads.

“Credit to Carlisle, especially in the first half. 

"They changed the way they play from what I was expecting – they had their centre backs flying out with the ball and played the high press on us which they haven’t done to sides for a while.

“We changed our shape at half-time to stop their centre backs playing and I thought we were a lot better in the second half.

“It was fantastic to score at the death and get something from Carlisle which is a tough place to come. 

“This team doesn’t know when it’s beaten, and even when we’re not playing as well as we know we can, we believe we can get something from games.

“I’m really pleased for the Wycombe fans because they’ve come a long way and they will have got home at 4am but a late equaliser will have made life a little easier for them.”

The manager is hoping to name a strong team for Saturday with some big players back in contention for what could be a defining match as they chase a long unbeaten away record.

The gaffer added: “Naming Luke O’Nien on the bench at Carlisle was a bonus for us, and Beany (Marcus Bean) was a big miss for us on Tuesday.”