Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth is not worried about his side’s current away form as they prepare for a crunch clash with Shrewsbury Town this weekend.

The Blues travel to the Montgomery Waters Meadow with just three league away victories all season, belying their usual strong campaigns on the road.

They come into this game on the back of three straight losses on their travels but Ainsworth admitted that the much tougher opposition is the main reason why Wycombe’s form has dropped outside Adams Park.

He said: “It is the league we are in. It is a tough, tough league.

“We got promoted knowing that we were a bottom half team in League Two so never mind what we are in League One.

“Realism and perspective are what’s needed. I am not going to start chucking my toys out of the pram because we have only won three away from home.

“We have had some good results away from home,.some good draws but it is tough this league and we have to accept that we are going to roll teams over like we did last year.

“We were on a heck of a run and we were on great form. This season has been a lot different. I knew it would be.

“If we can stay up, which was the plan, I will be a happy man and whether that’s higher than 13th of finishing 20th, it doesn’t matter. Just staying above that line was the remit and that is still my only aim.”

Wycombe have an incredible record against the Shrews, having not lost to the Shropshire side since 1994.

Ainsworth added: “You can take heart from that and you get runs against teams. I think you can look at that either way and that Shrewsbury will be up for it and they never beat Wycombe.

“It has to be the work ethic that we put into place that we have to go up there and I want to try and make that count.”