The message is simple – Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth wants his players to rise to the challenge of playing Norwich City on Saturday.

The Canaries spent last season in the Premier League while the Chairboys were gaining promotion from League One for the first time in the club’s history.

And whilst Ainsworth has got nothing but respect for their German boss Daniel Farke, he wants his side side to be fearless and turn Carrow Road into a battle ground.

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Speaking ahead of the game, he said: “What a fantastic manager Daniel Farke is and a fantastic guy.

“I have big respect for him, he does things in the right way, conducts himself in the media and on the touchline in a fantastic way.

“I’ve got nothing but the utmost respect for somebody who comes to the country and gets a team promoted to the Premier League.

“It’ll be great to battle against him, and a privilege to go to Carrow Road.

“I want us to go there and really make a mark, make my boys say ‘right, we’re here, we’ve earned the right to be here so let us have a right go’."

Wycombe so far this season have lost all six league games, scoring just once.

And whilst every fixture in the Championship is hard, Ainsworth is still confident that his team have the quality to stay in the second tier.

He continued: “It’s a tough run of games there’s no hiding from it.

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“This is the Championship and the good thing is there are some teams who are going to struggle this year for points.

“So I think if we can get some points on the board, we won’t be far off battling for survival which I firmly believe we can achieve.

“I don’t think we will be cut adrift, I think it is going to be a competitive league right through and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do.

"We’ve got two ex-Premier League teams in the next two games, both with huge parachute payments and enormous budgets.

“I used to go on about the gap in finances and resources in League One but the difference is substantial in this league.

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“We have proved on Saturday and Tuesday that we can mix it with some of the best teams in the league and I’m looking forward to mixing it again on Saturday.”

He added: “I just want the attitude to be ‘this is what we’ve wanted, this is what we came for, this is what we’ve been dreaming of as footballers’, not fearing it and thinking this is going to be tough.

“These are opportunities to show why Wycombe Wanderers got to the Championship, and I want to take this opportunity with both hands.”

Wycombe have only played Norwich four times in their history and have lost every time.