Gareth Ainsworth admitted to being concerned about Alex Lynch ahead of the play-off semi-final second leg but believes the young goalkeeper showed there is still plenty to come from him.

Lynch came through the ranks at Peterborough United where he worked with current Wanderers goalkeeping coach Barry Richardson and joined the Blues last summer after being released.

The 20-year-old only made his professional debut as a late substitute in the final game of the season at Northampton and looked a little nervy in his first start in the play-off first leg against Plymouth Argyle last week.

But he impressed in the second leg tonight, making a couple of fine stops during the 2-1 win.

Ainsworth said: “Barry Richardson has to take some credit [for Lynch’s performance] because yesterday I was concerned.

“We have had Matt Ingram in goal all season and people with automatically compare Alex Lynch to Matt Ingram who has had 112 consecutive games in League Two and is one of the best, if not the best, goalkeeper outside the Championship. So it is really big boots to fill and Alex Lynch is probably in the shadow of Matt Ingram but what a performance [from Lynch], absolutely fantastic, and I think he needed the game at Plymouth to perform like he did tonight, with three crucial saves, and I’m really, really pleased for Lynchy and there is plenty more to come from him.

“He knows he is not the finished article but to be part of a team that makes it to a play-off final in only his second [full] game – well wow - it is dream stuff and I’m really pleased for him.

“He came in as a development player in the summer and not in his wildest dreams did he believe he would play in a play-off semi-final so I’m really pleased for him and he kept us in the game.”

Ingram has missed the last two games with a knee injury following a collision with team-mate Sam Wood in the final match of the season.

Ainsworth is hopeful Ingram will be back in time for the play-off final against Southend United on May 23.

He said: “There is a big chance he will be back for Wembley but I’ve said that for today’s game so people will start saying I’m crying wolf but there genuinely is a good chance he will be back for Wembley and he is the second happiest person in Wycombe tonight. I’m the happiest and he is not far behind.”

You can read Ainsworth's views on reaching Wembley and the win over Plymouth here.