Gareth Ainsworth insists Wycombe’s week off is ‘perfect timing’ as the club continue to fight for promotion.

Due to Bury being expelled from the Football League, Wycombe have a free weekend on March 7, and with two away games against Doncaster (Feb 29) and Burton (March 14), the Chairboys must wait until March 21 to play at Adams Park again.

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However, Ainsworth hopes the weekend off will be the perfect time to use it as a ‘reset button’ for his players.

Speaking after the 3-1 win against Tranmere, Ainsworth said: “We have only got two away games in that time because of the Bury fixture, and the mindset for me will be a reset button.

“We can all have a few days off with our families and a few of the boys I’m sure will have a couple days in places to recover and regroup.

“It has actually come at a perfect time for us it really has.”

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The manager revealed the club in previous seasons have had to manufacture their own breaks due to the number of fixtures they have had.

He continued: “We actually have manufactured breaks.

"The Premier League and Championship teams get international breaks which are great for them.

"They get their injuries back and get their legs fresh again.

“We don’t, and in the last three years we’ve manufactured this break and it’s been dangerous because we want to train but we also want to rest the lads.

"So we’ve done week rests sometimes and come in and played the next game.

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“Whether that’s right or wrong we can do that week off and everyone will be working on their medical sides and making sure their bodies are right for the Burton game, which we will have a week to prepare for. 

“The timing has seemed to have dropped into our hands this season and we will take full advantage of that and hopefully we can have a fantastic ten games and see where we end up.”

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The Chairboys will be hoping to continue their run of form going into the next fixture after winning back-to-back games for the first time since November.

And following the victory against Tranmere, Wycombe are now just one point off first place.