A virus has hit the Wycombe Wanderers squad this week ahead of their crunch clash with Sunderland at Adams Park tomorrow.

Blues boss Gareth Ainsworth has revealed that his playing staff have been struck down by a bug this week, with a few players potentially missing the game against the Black Cats.

Although coy about the players missing with illness, Ainsworth hoped to have the majority of his squad available for Saturday's game.

He said: "What a week to come through.

"It is a close-knit environment and everyone is on top of each other, whether that be in training or travelling on the bus and it happens.

"I think we have heard of it at clubs in the past with a virus going through and a lot of illness going through.

"We have had it this week and it is not ideal preparation for Sunderland but also it is time to pick yourselves up and get an opportunity.

"If someone does have an opportunity then I hope they take it with both hands in our biggest home game of the season.

"We saw Man United this week have a few injuries and they produced a phenomenal performance [against PSG] so it can be done.

"We look forward to this game. We are going to work really hard and hopefully a few of the boys can come back. It is a test of the squad we have got.

"As slim as it is, we have quality in there and hopefully we can get a good result against the biggest club in the league."