Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth has expressed his excitement for the club's away trip to Blackburn Rovers.

The 47-year-old is taking the Chairboys up to Ewood Park for the first time ever with there being an added incentive for Ainsworth’s boys to win in Lancashire, as the Wycombe boss is a boyhood Rovers fan.

Ainsworth admitted that he was a season ticket holder growing up and was on Blackburn’s books as a youth team player, before being released on his 18th birthday which he said, ‘broke his heart’.

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But for the first time in his life, he hopes Blackburn will lose to help Wycombe achieve their first win of the season.

He said: “I’m a boyhood fan and I've stood on the Riverside since I was six-years-old.

“I go way back to when I signed for the club when I was 16-years-old, and being released at 18 broke my heart.

“Talk about resilience and bouncing back, I don’t think it could have been any tougher to hear those words come out of Don McKay’s mouth that I was going to leave Blackburn Rovers.

“I would have stayed there for life.

“I would have – I love that club.

“So to go back as a manager will be phenomenal.

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“To be up against a fantastic and wonderful man in Tony Mowbray, praying that there might be a few fans there as I connect with those Blackburn people so much - it is a place where I became me.

“Sorry, but Blackburn is my home, I love it, and I can’t wait to go back.

“But for once in my life, I hope Blackburn lose.”

Wycombe are still waiting for their first league goal to be scored this season.