GARETH Ainsworth is seeking a ‘good reaction’ from his Wycombe Wanderers players against Gillingham this Saturday (3pm ko).

Wanderers return to Adams Park after two daunting away League One trips to leaders Luton Town and second-placed Barnsley.

Ainsworth’s men failed to pick up a single point from the fixtures after losing 3-0 at Kenilworth Road and 2-1 at Oakwell on Saturday.

However, the Wycombe boss was far from disappointed with the way his players performed against the top two sides in the division.

“It’s a tough league and there are no easy games,” he stated. “People may have thought when we were sitting in ninth position and five points off the play-offs I was being pessimistic when I said I wasn’t getting carried away.

“As I have said all along, it is all about perspective and 50 points has been what I wanted all season.

“We’ve done brilliantly to be where we are and hopefully, we can keep that going on Saturday.”

Last weekend’s defeat at Barnsley leaves Wycombe 12th in the League One table and 10 points off the play-offs and also above the drop zone.

“We want a good reaction against Gillingham and it’s a game I feel we can win,” added Ainsworth. “We don’t want to be looking down the table, we want to build this team and keep developing so we can progress towards something exciting in the future.”

Barnsley won the first of two penalties in the match after 14 minutes when Mike Bahre tumbled following a Luke Bolton challenge, allowing Fulham loanee Cauley Woodrow to convert.

Ainsworth felt the penalty decision was harsh, though he was pleased with Wycombe’s response to going a goal behind early.

“Looking at it (the penalty) again, I can’t see how the referee came to that decision,” he added. “They see it one way on the pitch and we’ve seen it another, it was a soft one.

“We set up to frustrate Barnsley so conceding that penalty put a spanner in the works, though we reacted well to going behind. We had several chances to get back into the game and I was really happy with the way that the lads responded.

“Not many teams would go up there and give them a scare. Our last two games have been really tough and I’m not too disappointed with the last two results.”