Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth is looking forward to this weekend’s “spicy” encounter as the Blues face their first away game of the season against Bristol Rovers.

Both sides have enjoyed plenty of ups and downs in recent seasons and Rovers were relegated at the expense of Wycombe in the 2013/14 season.

It is certainly a fixture that fans from both sides look out for when the list gets released in mid-June and Ainsworth admitted that the fixture carries a bit extra in terms of tastiness due the rivalry over the past few years.

He said: “It is a game where we always have a bit of spice because of what has gone on in recent years.

“It is a huge club. They will have 10,000 plus there for their first home game of the season.

“They had a tough opener at Blackpool and they will be strong this season but Bristol is always a tough place to go.

“We managed to get a win last year in what was a very scrappy, tight game but Graham Coughlan [Rovers manager] will be wanting his first win of the season and we don’t want our first defeat so I will be making sure we have done all our preparation right.

“The added atmosphere can be intense and I will be making the boys aware of that.

“Also we can almost use that to our advantage. If we have a good start it can get nervy there as well.

“I am hoping that they will be all about beating Wycombe because of what has happened in recent years and we will be just be thinking it is just another game and lets chalk it off and try and get something from the game and that’s important.”

With no new injury concerns following their win against Bolton, Ainsworth explained he has a “great problem” in terms of selection for the game at the Memorial Ground.

He added: “It is a great problem to have.

“Josh Parker didn’t get on last week, Craig Mackail-Smith was sat in the stands, Kashket didn’t come off the bench.

“I am pleased with the options we have in attack and in defence.”