The task given to Gareth Ainsworth this season was one created by his own miraculous over-achievement with a squad that would have thought Championship football was only just a dream.

Tactically it took a while for the manager to find his feet in the Championship but he is slowing growing into the league.

One of Ainsworth many strengths is getting people on board with his project whether that be players, staff or the media. And with this skill it breeds an aura of confidence around the club which can only help on the field.

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So, when you put Wycombe’s point tally and performances into perspective there cannot be too much to disappoint.

Obviously, more points would have liked to be amassed to date but only four points from safety Wanderers haven’t been left behind.

Wycombe were unable to score in their first four games but since then The Chairboys have only fired blank five times in 19 games.

This shows that after the abysmal start Ainsworth’s side have found a way to score goals in this division but have struggled at the other end, somewhat uncharacteristically of Ainsworth's teams.

The main factor for this will simply be the step up in quality that Wycombe are now facing.

Wycombe have come from League One into a division where a lot clubs are fighting for Premier League football. A division where not so long ago England’s new talisman Jack Grealish was playing his football.

Ainsworth style of play often incites the other team to have possession and in League One where the oppositions quality wasn’t as strong this worked massively but in the Championship teams are able to work the ball with more ease into scoring positions.

There has been a progression in the team setup and it is possible to deploy a style of play where possession is not key, just look at Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.

This involves getting the ball up the pitch quickly but when you have possession using it effectively.

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In Wycombe’s last win against Cardiff they still only had 35% possession but were able to still create 12 chances and score twice, proving possession is not vital.

After last weekend's result against Middlesbrough, Ainsworth did not seem to over worried about the result praising Neil Warnock’s side.

Downplaying of results, whether positive or negative, is another of Ainsworth’s strengths. This helps keep fans and players feet on the ground or making disappointments brief.

Reinforcements may be needed to through the door this month to add depth to Ainsworth's squad but on the whole his side has stepped up to the plate.

To still be in touching distance of safety half way through the season is an achievement in itself with the club's amibition last seaosn to stay in League One

As the season progresses and Wycombe stay in the relegation scrap, the sweeter it will be if Ainsworth is able to provide Wycombe with another season in England’s second flight.