Gareth Ainsworth believes the ‘long-term plans’ for Wycombe Wanderers are ‘exciting’, as the club continue their Championship journey.

The club are playing in the second-tier of English football for the first time in their history, but have found life hard, as they are bottom with five wins to their name from the 32 matches played so far, despite several positive performances.

The 2-0 home loss against top of the table Norwich on Feb 28, was the latest chapter in Wycombe’s season, with the match seeing the return of left-back Joe Jacobson from injury.

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And when asked if the return of the Welsh set-piece specialist was important, Ainsworth said: “It’s great but Jordan Obita has just been as good.

Jordan Obita joined Wycombe in January but came off injured against Norwich (PA)

Jordan Obita joined Wycombe in January but came off injured against Norwich (PA)

“I think that is testament to where this club is now.

“Joe Jacobson hasn’t had a challenge for six years really at left-back.

“Not an experienced player who can go toe-to-toe with him, and I think Jordan is that and that shows where we are.

“We have got Jason McCarthy and Jack Grimmer at right-back, I have centre-halves challenging for each other as well as the midfield.

“We have got a good squad, and the plan that Rob Couhig and Pete Couhig have put in place at the club are [for a] Championship future.

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“If I can keep us up this year, brilliant.

“But if not, then we are going to be back here and that is something.

Norwich defeated Wycombe at Adams Park (PA)

Norwich defeated Wycombe at Adams Park (PA)

“That is a long-term plan and I want to be part of that and it is so exciting to see and hear about Wycombe Wanderers in the Championship in the same sentence.

“I love it and I can’t wait for the long-term plans to come up for us.”

The Couhigs officially took over the club at the start of 2020.