Gareth Ainsworth was full of praise for defender Anthony Stewart who gave a man of the match performance at Wembley, as Wycombe beat Oxford United 2-1 to get promoted to the Championship.

Stewart, who threw his body on the line during several Oxford attacks, scored the opening goal of the game to give Wycombe the lead at the national stadium.

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Ainsworth said: “For someone who was a 17-year-old when I signed him back in 2010 and then he went away for a year and came back, he’s just grown and grown and were still working on his game.

“I still keep telling him when the balls furthest away that’s when you need to focus most and he’s doing that.

“The two intervention he’s made, one first-half and one second-half were just outstanding.

“When you’ve got a player like Darius Charles the game becomes that much simpler.”

Ainsworth then went on to praise all the leaders in his squad and named four key players who have led the dressing room to the Championship.

He continued: “Leaders is what it’s been about.

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“Darius Charles, Akinfenwa, Bloomfield, Jacobson.

"Four names there that have more than done there shift in the bottom divisions and finally become championship players today

“I couldn’t be happier for them.

“It’s an amazing place to be, one of the biggest leagues in the world and Wycombe Wanderers are going to be playing in it next year.”

It was Wycombe's first victory over Oxford since December 2015.