Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth has revealed that Tuesday’s trip to Ipswich Town will be ‘phenomenal’ for the fans and players.

It will be the first ever meeting between the two sides as Wycombe travel to Portman Road as league leaders, five points clear of second-placed Ipswich, who have two games in hand.

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Wycombe go into the game after a 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers on Saturday, which saw Joe Jacobson score a 90th-minute penalty.

Ainsworth said: “Years ago, this would have been a third-round tie in the FA Cup or a League Cup tie, but we’re actually going there, toe-to-toe with them in the league, and at the moment, we’re sitting above them.

“I’m not saying we’re better than them by any means, but after 18 games, it’s fantastic to be top of the league.

“Ipswich are a huge club with the history they’ve got, the managers they’ve had, the trophies they’ve won and Wycombe’s going there to try and give a good account of themselves.”

“Bringing anything back on Tuesday will be a result for us. They are a strong side, favourites for the league and rightly so.

"We're heading to Portman Road which is phenomenal for Wycombe Wanderers' fans and Wycombe Wanderers' players.

“I’m very proud.”

Wycombe’s victory over Doncaster was their 11th in the league this season and saw the Chairboys keep their 10th clean sheet of the campaign, matching the same total they achieved in the whole of last season.

And with the return of Paul Smyth, who has played three games in nine days since coming back from an ankle injury he picked up in August, Ainsworth is excited at the prospect of having a fully-strengthen squad, as Wycombe continue to impress in League One.

Ainsworth added: “Paul Smyth looks like he’s lively self again.

“Paul is above the level as he’s a Championship player and it’s brilliant to have him here.

“Fred Onyedinma is on the cusp of coming back, Rolando has come back and as I’ve said, with the names that didn’t make the squad against Doncaster, strength in depth is something we’ve got very well here.

“Unfortunately, Smyth’s injury came at the wrong time for us, but, we had Rolando Aarons, Fred Onyedinma, Scott Kashket, Nick Freeman, all these players can contribute.

“It’s a selection headache but it’s great to have than a few years ago when we couldn’t fill the bench.”

The fixture will also see Wycombe reunite with former boss Paul Lambert.

The Scotsman managed the club between 2006 to 2008 and took the Chairboys to the semi-finals of the League Cup in 2007.

Ainsworth added: “He’ll know the club and has managed at the top level so it’ll be a test."

Following Tuesday’s match, Wycombe will not have a game for 18 days.