Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth hopes to have some key players back from injury as he prepares his side for their mouthwatering clash with Sunderland tomorrow (3pm).

Ainsworth was heavily linked in recent days to the vacant seat at Sunderland following the sacking of Jack Ross.

However, Phil Parkinson was appointed as the Black Cats' new manager yesterday and Ainsworth is fully focused on the game in the Wycombe dugout.

He has also been boosted by the news that some of his best players are back from the treatment room but Nnamdi Ofoborh and Curtis Thompson are banned for the game.

Ainsworth said: "Paul Smyth has been out on the pitches which is great.

"Fred Onyedinma has been outside as well and Alex Samuel is just a bit behind them. They are the only potential injuries we have.

"Alex will probably miss the game but he is the only one and the rest of them are well up around selection and it is my job to pick from such a strong squad which I am really looking forward to."

Sunderland are due to bring a huge fanbase to Adams Park on Saturday and Ainsworth is urging his own fans to keep backing his team the way they have been all season.

He added: "Our fans will be as important as they have been all season. They have been fantastic.

"We know we can't get 30,000 as we don't have a big enough stadium and we are a new league club. We have only been here 25 years.

"Sunderland go back years and they have this huge city up there and the passion is phenomenal.

"We can match them on Saturday with our singing and our dynamics and we have a group behind the terrace who sing their hearts out all game and they really help us.

"They have put us where we are in the league as much as anyone else and I really hope the fans can get down in their numbers, and not just pay their money and enjoy the experience, but open their mouths and sing their hearts out.

"I am a great believer in my fans and I am sure they will give their all on Saturday just like my players will on the pitch."