New Wycombe Wanderers defender Jack Grimmer admitted he is really looking forward to working with Gareth Ainsworth following his arrival this week.

Grimmer, 25, played a starring role for Coventry when they got promoted two years ago from League Two and has now linked up with Ainsworth, a manager he is long admired.

The former Fulham man said: "I have obviously played against him a couple of times so he was always a manager I was aware of.

"Funnily enough he was always a manager I felt I wanted to play under at some point in my career and he was someone, from what I heard about, would get the best out of me.

"He is my kind of manager. When he gave me the phonecall, it was exciting and like I said it was lucky that it didn't take that long to get everything done."

Grimmer faces stiff competition from the likes of Jason McCarthy, Adam El-Abd and Anthony Stewart in getting a starting berth for that first match of the season on August 3 but explained he is relishing the prospect of that challenge.

He added: "It is not a given that you are going to get game time. It is exciting to be here and after not playing much last season, I am definitely ready to kick on and to get back to doing what I know I can do."

Wanderers finished 17th last season after securing their main aim of survival. Although he hasn't been at the club long, Grimmer was confident that he has seen enough quality to better that finishing position next season.

He said: "With the camaraderie the squad has, that is enough to get you points on your own. When you are going through tough spells, it is about how quickly you can recover from that.

"The boys went through tough spells last season but everyone said that was the time they gelled together.

"I have seen changing rooms turn on each other when that happens but I know that won't happen here.

"That togetherness is vital and will give you points throughout the season and as long as everyone is firing, I don't see why we can't finish higher than that."