Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth is convinced that his side's recent good performances will transfer into victories as Wanderers battle to avoid the League One trapdoor.

The Blues have only got one point from their last six games but have probably deserved nine points from those fixtures.

In three of those games, the Chairboys have conceded goals in injury-time, losing four points in the process and Ainsworth confessed he has never seen a run like this in his time as manager

He said: "I have never known a run like this.

"We had a poor run in my second season in charge but there was all sorts of turmoil attached to that with the club and I think we can attribute to other things rather than just football.

"It is a hell of a run to take on the chin but I think being the man I am, I will take it and I will say to my players keep performing the way you are because this must change and if it doesn't I will say we have done our absolute best.

"I am pretty sure we will stay up this season with performances that we have produced. I can't see that not happening and I am sure there is going to be a good celebrating come the end of the year when we retain our league status."

The Blues next four games are against teams in and around them who are also battling to survive. On Saturday, Ainsworth's side prepare to face Southend at Roots Hall, a team who are on a similar run to them.

Ainsworth added: "This is our biggest game of the season now.

"Nothing will be decided until the maths is worked out. There are a few games left before that happens and we will be going to Southend with the same application.

"There have been changes at Southend with the new manager [Kevin Bond] coming in and they will want to try and secure some points.

"That is the same for me and we can get great confidence from our last two home games. We are never out of games, even throughout my tenure.

"That is the encouraging thing. We have a great bunch of lads and I believe we can be a League One team next year."