Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth has praised the performance of Watford after the Hornets defeated the Chairboys 4-1 in a pre-season friendly.

Taking place behind-closed-doors in London Colney, a double from Ismaila Sarr, and a strike each from Emmanuel Dennis and Yaser Asprilla condemned Bucks team to the first defeat of the summer involving their first-team.

However, despite the result, Ainsworth remained upbeat as Wanderers take on a Bournemouth XI and Southampton B side across two days next week.

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Speaking to the club’s media after the loss in Hertfordshire, he said: “They are a good side.


“They played in the Premier League last season, I don't think they have changed too much [in terms of squad personnel] and I don’t think you can be too disheartened with the scoreline.

“Although, we gave a couple of goals away that disappoints me.

“That’s something we need to work on and get better at.

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“It was the first game where we put a structure in place and even though we had a few players playing out of position, we are trying to get minutes into their legs which is important.

“With one or two on the sidelines still, we need to get minutes into their legs so there will be two teams playing on the two nights, and hopefully we can come up with the goods for the Burton game as that’s only a week later.”

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Wycombe will take on Bournemouth on Friday, July 22 before facing Southampton a day later on July 23.