Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth insists that the Rob Couhig is ‘the best thing to have happened to this football club in years’.

The American businessman officially took over the club at the start of the year, and has helped the Chairboys get into a financial position which has seen them buy players, rather than rely on free transfers.

However, the club, like many, are battling through the current pandemic, which was seen many clubs furlough certain members of their staff.

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But Ainsworth revealed that he was ‘incredibly grateful’ of the Couhig's takeover, and believes the club is in a good position for the future.

He said: “The good thing about this is that Rob has come in, which is the best thing to happen to this club in years.

“He’s put the club on a firm footing.

"Getting promoted was the next best thing, with what it brings especially with no fans being allowed in, looks like that’s until next season now, that would have killed us in League One or League Two.

“Rob would’ve been there for us but it would have been a big strain on him too so being promoted into the Championship has been absolutely fantastic.”

Despite all of the turmoil surrounding sport and finances as a result of the pandemic, the club have still managed to continue developing the club, right from the ground up.

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“We’ve been able to start a B Team, been able to sign a few young players that we want to start developing and have plans for the future so for me to play a part in this I’m so proud and the players and fans should all be proud of that because it’s a fantastic thing.”

Wycombe's next game is at home to Swansea on September 26.