Gareth Ainsworth said at the start of the season that it would take at least half-a-dozen games for Wycombe to prove that they belong in the Championship, and he has been proved right.

Wanderers made it eight points from their last five games when they drew 0-0 with promotion favourites Brentford at Adams Park on Saturday in a game they came close to winning.

Brentford were considered one of the best teams in the Championship last season, finishing in third place - the club’s highest position for over 70 years - before losing to Fulham in the play-off final.

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They arrived at Adams Park on the back of a four-match unbeaten run, and with an impressive away record that included victories against Premier League outfits Southampton and West Bromwich Albion in the Carabao Cup.

Their attack was led by big money signing Ivan Toney, who has scored more goals this season than Wycombe’s entire team, but they failed to break down a Wanderers defence in which on-loan Leicester City youngster Josh Knight was outstanding.

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Both sides had chances to score in an entertaining first half. Visiting goalkeeper David Raya made a brilliant save to keep out Curtis Thompson’s curling cross that was heading for the net, and Wycombe’s Ryan Allsop matched him with two top class saves to deny Brentford’s French Under-21 international Bryan Mbeumo.

The second half was dominated by Wanderers as Brentford were pinned back in their own half, forced to rely on counter attacks launched by their best player, England Under 21 international Josh DaSilva.

Bayo Akinfenwa, David Wheeler and Daryl Horgan all had chances to give the Chairboys what would have been a well-deserved lead, but Brentford stood firm to hold on for a draw.

Knight was man-of-the-match, ably supported by Allsop, Jack Grimmer and Anthony Stewart in defence, Thompson in midfield and the lively Scott Kashket in attack.

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Another positive was the return of Dominic Gape for his first game in the Championship following a lengthy spell out injured. He was understandably off the pace early on, but grew stronger as the game went on, and he will be a major asset once he gets up to speed.

Six of Wycombe’s first 12 league games were against teams in the top half of the table, and they have proved that they can hold their own in this division. Those grim early weeks of the season when they lost seven games in-a-row now seem a distant memory.