Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth is certain that the Chairboys ‘are going to stay in this league’, after they draw 1-1 against QPR.

Jason McCarthy scored an own goal on 28 minutes, but Anis Mehmeti got the Adams Park side’s leveller with two minutes remaining, which stopped a run of three straight defeats.

The game saw Wycombe have numerous chances to score, with those efforts falling to Daryl Horgan and Scott Kashket.

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And despite falling to the foot of the table, Ainsworth is positive that avoiding relegation will be achieved come May.

He said: “We had chances.

“We’re creating chances which is brilliant.

“We’re not on the end of matches like a 4-0 or a 5-0 earlier on in the season.

“We’re now really competitive and I think we could have nicked it in the end there.

“I’m gutted we didn’t get the three points but to come back from 1-0 down to get a point is good for us.”

“But we are going to stay in this league.”

The manager was also supporting Jason McCarthy after the defender scored his second own goal this month.

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The 25-year-old, who is in his fourth spell with the club, also put in the ball into his own net in the 2-2 draw against Preston on December 5 – meaning he has now scored two own goals in eight games this campaign.

He said: “Jason is fine.

“Defenders are going to score own goals as it is part and parcel of the game.

“We have got some defenders and our back four, the four J’s in Jack, Josh, Jason, and Joe are all hanging after that eight-game period.

“They are running on empty.

“That is why this Christmas period will be great for them as they can rest.

“Ryan Tafazolli will be back for Boxing Day and we have got January round the corner so I am hoping to secure one more defender.”