Gareth Ainsworth has stated that gaining promotion to the Championship will be one of the biggest achievements in football.

The 47-year-old has taken Wycombe from near relegation to the National League to the brink of the second-tier of English football in just six seasons.

He said: “I don’t want to say this just because I’m the manager but it will be as big as an achievement as you’ve seen in football.

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“For a team like Wycombe Wanderers to be competing in the Championship next year, it doesn’t even feel real talking like that, Championship.

“It’s just unbelievable and it’s possible which is magnificent.

“And it shows how well the players have done this season.

“The players have been unbelievable, overachieved, played out their skins.

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“So I’d just like them to be looked upon in the future as the team that got there.

“That’s what I would love and if they don’t, they will be the team that finished the highest position we’ve ever had.

“They’ve done brilliantly this year and I’m really proud of them.

“I’m sure they’ve got three more games, three more big games in them still.”

The Chairboys boss was still quick to label his side as underdogs but admits one day he may well need to admit his side may be favourites.

He continued: “Being underdogs has been great.

“One day maybe I’ll have to start trying to tag ourselves as the team that might be expected to win games and that’ll be fantastic.

“But at the moment we’re still underdogs, in my office is the prediction of 23rd in the league in ‘FourFourTwo’ magazine.

“We are still this team that were told we wouldn’t survive two seasons in league two.

“Rob, Pete and Missy Couhig have been awesome for us.

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"All they said to me when they took over was keep us in league one, just keep us in league one and we’ll build this club.

“I’m sure that not keeping him in league one and going into the championship is acceptable.

“I’m sure I’ll get away with that. But we’re definitely not going down. And that’s the best part of it. We’re not going down now.

“We’ve achieved with nothing to lose. We’re going to attack these play-offs.

"In that vein we know how big they are, but we’ve got nothing to lose.

"We’re really looking forward to this.”

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The League One play-off final will be played on Monday, July 13.

Three games separate Wycombe from an historic promotion to the second tier of English football.

However, the club will first have to beat Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town with the first leg being played on Friday evening.