The strides Wycombe are making on the pitch is attracting players from a higher level to ply their trade at Adams Park, according to manager Gareth Ainsworth.

Nico Yennaris and Sam Saunders, both of whom have appeared in the Championship for Brentford this season, join former QPR player Hogan Ephraim, who has now played in all four of English football’s top divisions in the past two seasons, in joining the Blues this season.

A productive relationship with the Bees has seen youngsters Aaron Pierre, Alfie Mawson and Countney Senior all move on loan to Wanderers, with the former signing a permanent deal in the summer.

The aforementioned trio were all unknown quantities in league football before arriving at Adams Park, but in his latest two signings Ainsworth has captured players with a proven pedigree.

He said: “We’ve got a good relationship with Brentford. I’m close to people there and Richard Dobson too, after his time at Brentford, and so the relationship there enables us to have good access to some of their players.

“Mark Warburton has been fantastic and I think it just shows how we want to get this club forward and get forward with the signings we’re making.

“Not just the two that have come in, but the Hogan Ephraims and the people who’ve played at a higher level coming to Wycombe Wanderers to play is fantastic.”

The two new additions mean there are now seven players in Blues' squad who have been on the books at Griffin Park alongside Sam Wood, Paul Hayes, Marcus Bean, Pierre and the on loan Mawson.