Wycombe Wanderers hope to keep up their fine record against sides from outside the top eight as they get ready to face Cambridge United.

Outside of the current top eight in League Two, Wanderers have only lost to Morecambe this season and with Cambridge in 14th, it represent a good opportunity for the Blues to keep up that impressive record.

However, since new Us boss Joe Dunne took over from Shaun Derry, their form has been much better and Ainsworth knows his side are in for a tough test at Adams Park tomorrow,

He said: “The new manager syndrome has obviously helped. Shaun Derry was there quite a while and with Shaun leaving and Joe taking over it has given them continuity but also seems to have freshened their team up and given them a new lease of life so it will be a tough game.

“It will be different to the game in October when we won 3-1 but we will be doing everything we can to get the three points.

“We are at home and we want to win our home games. If we will our remaining home games we will have a right chance at the end of the season of finishing in that top three.

“It is a great opportunity but we can’t go on records like that. We can’t just go out there and expect to beat them because they aren’t in the top eight.

“It is going to be hard work and we have to have consistent focus and our concentration levels have to be high.

“In the last 10 games, I have only seen one bad performance and that was in the opening 45 minutes against Morecambe and the rest has been acceptable for me as manager.

“There have been mistakes and you get those but if we can keep playing consistently we will  pick up enough points to finish in the top seven and hopefully break into that top three at some stage.

“Nothing is a foregone conclusion, though, and we aren’t resting on our laurels. We haven’t done anything yet. Let’s beat last season’s total and see what we can add to that.”

Although Wycombe have dropped to fourth, they sit handily placed in fourth, seven points off league leaders Luton Town.

When the Chairboys beat Luton in January, the Hatters had the chance to move 12 points clear of second if they had reversed that result.

Luton are now just one point ahead of second and Ainsworth felt that win has opened up League Two.

He said: “I think because of that result we have kept the excitement going in the league.

“That game we keep referring to, we went there and beat the league leaders. Everyone thinks that they should win this league including themselves and those around them. They are a good outfit and that win gave me so much belief in the boys.”