Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth admits there is a very long way to go despite his side's brilliant start to their League One campaign.

The Chairboys sit in second place and they could go top this weekend if they beat Shrewsbury at Adams Park on Saturday afternoon.

However, as the season makes its way into November, Ainsworth pinpointed the fact that Wycombe sat on the fringes of the play-offs last November and the likes of Walsall were flying high before they subsequently got relegated.

He said: "There were some teams who were in a relegation fight last season who were above at this stage last year.

"We climbed to ninth in November/December time so I am very naive to think this can carry on as there are so many games left to play and points left to play for.

"We are not going to look at the table at the moment and think we are fine and a top end team.

"We aren't. You have to keep working hard and grafting and the aim is to be this top end team and you need a bit of luck as well with injuries and suspensions and get consistency."

Wanderers entertain Shrewsbury this weekend and Ainsworth is anticipating a very tough game against a side who have only lost three of their 14 league games.

He added: "They are very solid and they are a big side.

"They are very compact and they don't concede many goals at all. It will be a tough game as always.

"Both teams have been scrapping to find consistency at this level and we welcome the likes of Aaron Pierre back, who was fantastic for me and we need to find a way to get past their defensive block."

This week, Ainsworth became the longest serving manager in the country with the news that Jim Bentley resigned as Morecambe boss.

He commented: "Jim is a really good friend of mine and he resigned and made the decision rather than getting the sack, which is a nicer way of getting this accolade.

"Sackings happen to so many managers and it is a big reason why I have climbed that table and Jim has done a fantastic job at Morecambe.

"I sent him a text and he sent me a great one back and I hope he does a great job a Fylde.

"It is a proud moment for me but I won't dwell in it too much. I don't intend on losing that top spot soon and I am proud of where I am and thanks to the board and the fans for their backing."