Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth has shared his thoughts on his side’s 1-0 away win at Oxford United.

Chris Forino’s 33rd minute header from a brilliant Alfie Mawson cross secured the Chairboys’ first win at the Kassam Stadium in eight years.

It ended a run of three straight losses, as well as not winning in their last four visits to Oxfordshire.

Ainsworth said: “To get the win was really needed and it was super special.

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“That’s why I went up to the fans at the end there.

“My staff, my players, and my fans are with me and it felt like that today.

“They understand which is great.

“I’m so happy to give them a win in this derby game, which was played like a derby.”

Ainsworth decided to go with five at the back which saw Alfie Mawson, Chris Forino, and Joe Jacobson play as centre backs, whilst Jordan Obita and Jason McCarthy were in the flank positions.

This system allowed Wanderers to defend any attacking balls that came their way.

And despite Oxford having nearly 30 shots on goal, less than 10 tested Max Stryjek who saved a first-half penalty from Cameron Brannagan.

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The boss continued: “We defended unbelievably well today.

"We have both got injuries which is why we are both where we are in the table so today [October 8] was a big game for the two of us.

"I have to empathize with Karl [Robinson] because when you can’t put your best players out on the pitch, you struggle for points but come the second half of the season, both sides will be fighting up there.

“The system we chose today was one to try and frustrate Oxford so we decided to deny them space.

“It doesn’t always work but it was like MK in the play-offs (second leg) last season.

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“If we defend like that, we will always be a danger on the counter with players like Anis and Garath and Sam.

“It’s a first win in three and it’ll be a starting point to where we want to be.”

Wycombe are now 15th in the table on 14 points, and welcome Peterborough United at Adams Park in their next fixture.