Wycombe midfielder David Wheeler admitted that ‘he was caught off guard’ in Wanderers’ 3-0 win over Rotherham.

The 30-year-old, who missed the 1-0 win over Blackburn through injury, came off the bench against the Millers on Easter Monday to score the Chairboys’ third goal of the contest.

It was his third goal of the season, with each of his strikes this campaign coming in Wycombe wins (the 1-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday and the 2-1 win over Cardiff City).

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Wycombe have now kept three straight clean sheets, picking up seven points (Prime Media)

Wycombe have now kept three straight clean sheets, picking up seven points (Prime Media)

Speaking after the match, he said: “For the season that we have had, and for how gruelling it has been, to win in the manner that we did whilst keeping a clean sheet is great for morale.

“The gaffer caught me off guard a bit at half-time saying I was coming on and it is always lovely to score.

“I am playing more in the midfield now, so chances aren’t as much as they used to be, but to get in that position and being underneath the ball, I knew I was going to win it.”

The victory briefly moved Wanderers off the bottom of the table – a position they have occupied since December 15.

However, following Sheffield Wednesday's huge win over Cardiff City in the evening of Easter Monday, Wycombe moved back to the foot of the table.

It was a very good Wycombe performance (Prime Media)

It was a very good Wycombe performance (Prime Media)

Regardless, Wycombe are enjoying a good run of form with three clean sheets in their last three games, and Wheeler believes their defensive strengths in the victory over Rotherham, reminded him of their League One success last season.

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He continued: “From last season, I think we had that mentality [defending as a unit], and today [April 5] was a glimmer of what we had last season, in times where we defended cross after cross and corner after corner and we thrived from having that challenge.”

On survival, he added: “We have got to keep looking up and catch the team in front of us.

“There are not that many games left and we may run out of games, but we can only do what we can do and we’ll see what happens.”

Up next for Wycombe is Luton Town on April 10 at Adams Park.