Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth has stated that he wanted to remain ‘loyal’ to his injured players after his side’s brilliant 3-0 win over Barnsley.

Nick Freeman and Dom Gape each scored a stunning strike in the victory over the Oakwell side, after recovering from serious setbacks.

Two midfielders, who both joined the Chairboys in the summer of 2016, missed most of last season, but have found new life coming into the campaign.

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Gape has only played 36 times since September 2020, but has been involved in every league game squad since the Easter period this calendar year.

Freeman on the other hand has played in all six of Wanderers’ games this season, after recovering from a serious ACL injury 12 months ago.

His goal was scored one day before the first anniversary of his severe obstacle.

Speaking on his central midfielders, who signed new and improved deals in the last few months, Ainsworth said: “If you say loyal to players and believe in them, you get repaid, and I think Dom is a real testament to that, Nick as well.

“Something that I do that most managers won’t do, is that I don’t change a lot.

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“I don’t make big wholesale changes in the squad because consistency is very important to me.

“I know what I have got, I know what I work with, and I rule by being loyal.

“The three games in between, we have learned a lot of lessons and I prefer to learn them at this stage of the season than at the end, and even though I’ve been in the job for 10 years, 500 plus games, I still learn a lot about my team and how I want to win games.

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“That was a Wycombe performance and if we play like that every week, we will be upsetting the form guide.”