Gareth Ainsworth praised the Wycombe Wanderers fans after the supporters saw their side lose 2-0 away at MK Dons.

Goals from Rhys Healy and Ben Gladwin saw Dons defeat Wycombe for the first time this season, which means Wycombe will have gone 10 years since their last league victory at Stadium: MK.

The result also means that Wycombe have lost six of their last nine league matches.

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But despite their inconsistent form, the club are still in the automatic promotion places.

Speaking after the MK Dons game, Ainsworth said: “We’re on 50 points which is phenomenal for this club and I want more.

“I want to see how far they can go as today was just a blip.

“The fans can be proud of themselves of the way they packed in today as they sang their hearts out.

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“I know it’s tough to get beat but we’re proud to be together.

“We’re second in the league and I want to thank every fan for  every inch of their support.”

Ainsworth also praised Mark Bird.

Mark, 62, suffered a heart attack an hour before Wycombe’s home match against Blackpool on Tuesday night, where he sadly died in hospital that evening.

The Wycombe players wore t-shirts in Mark’s honour during the warm-up, and in the 62nd minute of the match, there was a round of applause from both sets of supporters to remember the avid Wycombe fan.

Ainsworth added: “The fans got behind us and I was proud to wear the t-shirt to honour Mark Bird for his memory - win, lose or draw.

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“And a week to prepare and a week’s rest is always good for Wycombe historically as we need rest and energy.

“So I’m looking forward to having a week’s training with the players.

“And I’m not shying away from it in the slightest – I want us to have a fantastic season.”

Wycombe’s next match is against Bristol Rovers on February 8 at Adams Park.