Gareth Ainsworth said his side’s 2-1 victory over Blackpool was ‘fantastic’ after Wycombe moved back into the automatic promotion places.

Goals from Nick Freeman and Alex Samuel saw the Chairboys secure their first win against Blackpool since 1999, and with Ipswich’s defeat to Rotherham happening on the same night, Wycombe moved back into the top two.

Speaking after the game, Ainsworth said: “It was a fantastic win for the boys, and I thought during the first-half we were devastating going forward.

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“We played some fantastic stuff.

“We don’t usually do this, but I got the boys in on Sunday to make it like a Thursday and Friday and with no game on the weekend, we prepared like we would have done for the week.

“And I have to say, we were superb going forward.

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“We had some very good moves and I think we were well deserving for our 2-0 goal lead at half-time and to be honest, it could have been a little bit more.”

“But Blackpool responded late on and I don’t know how many players they’ve got over six foot three!

“We had a lot of tussles with their big lads who were very direct, so when they got one back I was disappointed but overall, the three points was the big thing for Wycombe.”

Up next for Wycombe is a trip to MK Dons on Saturday, February 1.