Gareth Ainsworth is hoping that his Wycombe side can get back to winning ways after they suffered their first home league defeat of the season.

The Chairboys, who sit on top of League One, were comprehensively beaten 4-1 at Adams Park on Sunday, which means they have lost their last three league matches – they’re worst run since February this year.

But with the visit of fourth-place Ipswich Town on New Year’s Day, who haven’t won in their last seven league game, this could be the perfect fixture for the players to play in, after a slight slump.

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At the start of the season, many tipped Ipswich to get promoted whilst many predicted Wycombe to be in a relegation dog-fight.

The game will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports.

Ainsworth said: “(The Coventry game) was a tough day at the office, but the lads would run through brick walls for me and I wouldn’t have it any other way as they’re a great bunch.

“I just think we gifted them a couple of goals as well which is very uncharacteristic of us, and when you do that against a team like Coventry who are a very good side, you’re asking for trouble.

“They played some good stuff, have some good players and they have a great way of playing as they’ve developed well over the years, but the defeat will be tough to take and that’s our home record gone.

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“I wish I could have finished the decade off with a win, but I’m now hoping to start the new year with one.”

The visit of Ipswich will only be the second time that the two sides would have face each other, with the previous meeting taking place just over a month ago, when they played-out a 0-0 draw at Portman Road, which saw Joe Jacobson a late penalty saved by Tomas Holy.

And despite losing three games on the spin which has seen Wycombe concede six goals, after keeping six straight clean sheets, Ainsworth is looking forward to the Tractor Boys’ first ever visit to south Bucks.

The game will also see former Wycombe manager Paul Lambert return to Adams Park.

Ainsworth added: “We start a new decade on Wednesday and we need to get back to winning ways.

“It’s going to be a tough game because Ipswich are in a bad place at the moment as they haven’t won so many games in the league lately.

“But again, we’ve had a very tough Christmas and I don’t think anyone’s fixtures could rival toughness for ours as we have had Oxford and Portsmouth away, and Coventry and Ipswich at home.

“We’re looking forward to Wednesday so that we can try and get back on track.”