WYCOMBE Wanderers regained the winning thread in League One after a 2-0 win at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Chairboys had the best home record in the Football League before a narrow defeat to Fleetwood Town in midweek but an unfortunate Aristote Nsiala own goal plus a Joe Jacobson penalty saw them secure three valuable points in the race for automatic promotion.

It was a first away win for Wycombe since the victory at Tranmere Rovers back in November and moves them onto a total of 56 points – their highest total in League One in 18 years.

Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth recalled the trio of Darius Charles, Curtis Thompson and Adebayo Akinfenwa into the line-up whilst Fred Onyedinma started for the first time since his four-month absence with injury.

The Chairboys were unfortunate not to break the deadlock early on when Paul Smyth raced past Brandon Fleming and into the box where his powerful shot hit the outside of the post.

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The visitors should have been awarded a penalty as a header from David Wheeler clearly struck the outstretched hand of Daryl Murphy, but nothing was given by the match officials.

Wycombe broke the deadlock in fortuitous circumstances when Jason McCarthy crossed to the back post where Josh Emmanuel and Nsiala got in each other’s way with the ball ended up in the back of the net two minutes before half-time.

Onyedinma impressed with his performance despite having missed four months with injury. He raced onto a through ball and was brought down inside the box by Bolton keeper Remi Matthews on the hour mark – which earned the stopper a yellow card.

Jacobson stepped up and send Matthews the wrong way with the resulting spot-kick to double the advantage.

There was no danger of Bolton staging a late comeback, so the win keeps Wycombe in third position in the league table and a single point behind both Rotherham United and Coventry City.

The Chairboys welcome third-from-bottom Tranmere Rovers to Adams Park this Saturday (3pm). Wycombe won 2-0 in the reverse fixture back in November, the same month Tranmere eliminated them from the first round of the FA Cup.