Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth has said he is ‘excited’ as the Chairboys gear up for their first-ever Championship fixture this weekend.

Ainsworth’s men will take on Rotherham United at Adams Park on September 12, with both of these sides being promoted to the division last season through the points-per-game system, which was implemented by the EFL.

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Rotherham went up via the automatic promotion places finishing in second place, with Coventry City being crowned as champions.

Wycombe were promoted via the play-offs after defeating Oxford United 2-1 at Wembley, but Ainsworth has said that despite the club’s incredible achievement, it is now time to focus on the here and now.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s historical game, the 47-year-old has said: “We’re in the Championship now so we cannot rest on any laurels.

“We have got to make sure that we are no firing in the Championship.

“I said to boys when we were in League One, everyone has looked at the Championship, everyone has watched a game in the Championship and every one of you has said that I can do that, I’m not a million miles away from that.

“Now is your chance to prove it.

“The boys really outperformed [last season] what I thought they could do and what they thought they could do.

“It was awesome and that will never be taken away from them, but we’ve got to put that to bed now.

“I said to the boys that nobody will ever take that night at Wembley away from you.

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“It is recorded in the history books, there are pictures everywhere, there is video footage, save it all, look back on it and say ‘that is what I did.’

Prior to Saturday’s fixture, the two clubs have faced each other 17 times in all competitions since their first-ever clash back in the 1994/95 season in the old Division Two, which is now League One, when the Chairboys lost 2-0 away in Yorkshire.

However, Wycombe have won seven of the matches against the Millers, drawing six and losing four, with the Chairboys currently enjoying a very impressive unbeaten run against Rotherham.

The Adams Park outfit have not lost in their last nine matches against Rotherham, with their last defeat against the Millers coming in the 2000/01 season.

Since then, Wycombe have won five and drawn four against their opponents.

Ainsworth continued: “They are a great side.

“I watched them this week and if any side is similar to us it will be them.

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“They are a big, strong side, organised side and Paul Warne has got them working really hard.

“I do like the way they want to do things and they are very good so it will be a very good but difficult match.

“It is going to be a really tough game.

“It may not be the fanciest fixture (Wycombe vs Rotherham), but I tell you what, it will be a very good game and I am looking forward to it.

“I’ll congratulate Paul Warne for what he has done and I’m looking forward to it.

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“Rotherham and Wycombe are two names in the Championship, probably historically, you would have looked back and thought, what are they doing in there.

“So fair play to Rotherham.

“Their chairman is very good and the club is very good so very good and we would like to repeat what they did a few years ago and that was to stay in the Championship.”

The game kicks-off at 12.30pm.