Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth has explained why information regarding injuries and contracts is not shared with fans.

So far this season, several important figures to the Chairboys' starting 11 have been absent, which includes the likes of Sam Vokes, Ryan Tafazolli, Jason McCarthy, Sullay Kaikai, and Brandon Hanlan.

Little knowledge on their omissions has been shared with supporters, but speaking in a public Q and A alongside the club’s owner Rob Couhig ahead of their 3-1 home loss against Bristol City on August 24, the 49-year-old revealed the reason why.

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He also reiterated this point when speaking to the press after the cup defeat.

Ainsworth said: “If I tell everyone everything about the injuries that we have, then everyone that we're facing will be able to use that against us.

“Will Sam Vokes be back for Saturday?

"We will wait and see but if he is not, then I will not tell anyone how long he is out for, because the teams that we’re playing will know he is not involved.

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“I know that people love information, but trust me, we keep things to ourselves for a reason such as contract situations, injuries…these are powers that I need to have.

“We don’t want everyone knowing what our injuries are and what everyone's contracts are like.

“Come and watch the boys whatever the team as that is important.

“We do have one or two coming back which is positive."

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This comes after Ryan Tafazolli revealed in his most recent YouTube vlog that he pulled a stomach muscle not long after the club’s 3-0 away loss at Bolton Wanderers at the start of the month.

Wycombe will take on Charlton Athletic in their final league game for August this Saturday.