Last summer, Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth delved into the transfer market and brought back a former legend and a player who has an incredible goalscoring record.

Nathan Tyson and Craig Mackail-Smith joined Wanderers to add a bit of guile and experience up front alongside Adebayo Akinfenwa.

However, the two signings, along with Akinfenwa, have enjoyed a true Indian summer this term, bagging 32 goals between them to propel Wycombe into the promotion picture.

With Akinfenwa, it is no real surprise. He enjoyed a stellar campaign last time out and has carried on where he has left off, scoring 15 goals to go with his 18 from the 2016/17 season.

‘The Beast’ is only four goals away from scoring the most goals he has ever done in one season which shows the high level he performs at.

The form of the other two, however, has been a bonus. Mackail-Smith was at Luton and suffered a long-term injury before being left in the cold at Kenilworth Road.

Ainsworth turned his attention to the former Peterborough man in August and he has been a crucial cog up top, scoring 10 goals and his all-round play has been brilliant, causing a constant headache for defences.

Tyson came in on trial initially but impressed Ainsworth enough to 
offer him a contact and the rest is history. Tyson has scored six goals but spent two months out injured after sustaining knee ligament 
damage at Cambridge in October.

He has come back with a bang and was the hero at Luton last month, scoring a brace against the league leaders in a 3-2 win and terrifying the Hatters side with his electric pace.

The 35-year-old played for Wycombe between 2004 and 2006 and he left the club a legend, securing a big money move to Nottingham Forest after a series of eye-catching displays.

Tyson scored 39 goals in just 68 appearances in his first spell and the supporters welcomed his return to the club in the summer thanks to Ainsworth’s shrewd judgement.

Although the trio have a combined age of 103 between them, Ainsworth said he wasn’t surprised at the impact they have had this term and praised all three for their displays so far.

He said: “It is absolutely phenomenal.

“Obviously Akinfenwa keeps churning out the performances week in, week out and he still has his critics and is still proving people at his age.

"He is absolutely fantastic and he has total respect from so many people and they fear him, which is great.

“He is a huge asset for us on the pitch football-wise and a huge asset off the pitch for us character-wise.

“Nathan and Craig have been doing it all their careers.

“It is no shock to me that Craig Mackail-Smith is popping up and scoring all sorts of goals but the majority of them are being in the right place at the right time.

“You can’t do that for as many years as he has. It is a knack and Craig has got it. His goal against Swindon was scruffy but that is Craig. He scores and he loves scoring and that is fantastic to have.

“Tys is probably gutted he didn’t score late on against Swindon [on February 13] as he wanted to finish the game off but his pace is just frightening still at his age so we have all these different factors and great components to this attack.

“You combine those guys with Paris Cowan-Hall and Nick Freeman, and with Scott Kashket very close, and we have a great strike force.

“It isn’t a surprise we have so many goals when you see the quality we possess in attack.”

With 13 games left, and the Blues nicely poised in the promotion mix, you can safely say that the ‘golden oldies’ will continue to have a massive say as the race for promotion hots up towards the business end of the season.