Wycombe left-back Joe Jacobson hopes to prove the doubters wrong as the Chairboys get ready for their first season in the Championship.

Gareth Ainsworth’s men defied the odds to get promoted into the second-tier last season but are one of the favourites to go down this campaign.

But with their underdog attitude which blew away many teams in their successful 2019/20 season, and with seven new players at Adams Park, the goal-scoring left-back hopes Wycombe’s good form continues into the season.

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He said: “We’ve got some players who have played in the Championship before, and players like me who had 12 minutes or so 14 years ago.

“We’ve all got points to prove in different ways.

“There are some [clubs] who probably said no to one of us at some point in the Championship.

“So, we want to go there and make sure we prove people wrong and I think we’re all more than capable of playing at this level.

“As a team, I don’t think there's going to be many who will have a better culture or team spirit than us, and that’s the reason why I think we’re going to do OK.”

Wycombe’s historical 2020/21 season began away to Brentford in the first round of the EFL Cup last weekend, and despite losing the tie on penalties, the Chairboys showed great spirit to take the game to a shootout.

After going 1-0 down and having Dominic Gape sent off, the introduction of Fred Onyedinma, Scott Kashket and new signing Daryl Horgan proved to be a masterstroke from Ainsworth, as Wycombe equalised through the latter.

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And despite the loss, Jacobson believes their ‘never say die’ attitude could help Wycombe this campaign.

He continued: “We’re going to cause a lot of upsets and cause a lot of people to stand up and take note of Wycombe and see what we’re doing as a positive thing.

“We’ve never set any targets-I think in my first season we set a target of 15th place at 55 points, and I think we got there in January or February, so we’ve never really set specific targets.

“We want to remain a Championship club so that’s the first thing.

“But we don’t want to set a goal of fourth-bottom as if you don’t reach your target; you're relegated.

“So, we want to finish as high as possible.

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“Right now, we are level with everyone else and we want to win every game we play in.

“We’re not going to win every week, but we're going to make sure we give everything we’ve got, and we do it the Wycombe way and hopefully that brings us success this season.”

Wycombe’s match against Rotherham United will kick-off at 12.30pm.