Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth admitted he was "flattered" to be linked with the vacant managerial roles at Sunderland and Millwall this week - but he is dedicated to the job at Adams Park ahead of this weekend's clash with the Black Cats.

Ainsworth has led the Blues to second in League One thanks to a brilliant start to the season and his good work has been well and truly noticed across the country.

However, Ainsworth pledged his immediate future to the Blues and is looking forward to the top-of-the-table clash with Sunderland at Adams Park on Saturday (3pm).

He said: "I personally don't want to be the only one who is flattered because it is testament to the players, my staff, the fans and the support I have had from inside and outside the club.

"It is great. We wanted to put Wycombe Wanderers back on the map and I think we have done that.

"It has never been so crazy with the press and the phone ringing and talking about Wycombe doing so well and being linked here, there and everywhere.

"It is fantastic but I have a really big job now on Saturday. It is a huge game against Sunderland and I want to make sure that everyone is focused on that rather than what could be happening outside because at the moment I am sat here as Wycombe Wanderers manager and I am looking forward to Saturday."

This morning, Phil Parkinson was officially appointed as Sunderland manager and he will be in the opposition dugout on Saturday in what promises to be an exciting clash between the sides.