Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth was pleased with his new signing, Brandan Hanlan, following his recent move to the club.

Hanlan, who joined the Chairboys from Bristol Rovers at the back end of August, made his league debut for the Blues in the 0-0 draw away at Oxford United on September 11.

And whilst the striker didn’t get on the scoresheet, the 24-year-old linked up well with Sam Vokes and Garath McCleary whenever Wanderers countered at the Kassam Stadium.

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He started the game in Oxfordshire but was replaced after 71 minutes for Daryl Horgan.

The boss said: “I think he is still getting fitness into his game.

“He’s not had a preseason as he’s only played one game for Bristol Rovers and a half, and I think a start for him today might have come out of the blue, but, I thought he would work with Sam Vokes quite well, and when he stopped his runs and his gambles, I thought we needed to change.

“But overall, I’m pleased as we have got a good squad and we are looking forward to seeing what we can do next week.”

The boss was also pleased with the Wanderers fans, as around 1,500 had made the journey across the border to watch the stalemate at the Kassam, which was a feisty affair.

Despite there only being five bookings in the match [four of them going to United’s players], tackles were coming in thick and fast.

Some players were seen squaring up to each other, whilst others were seen arguing, but, the point was secured as the Chairboys kept their first away league clean sheet of the season.

Ainsworth continued: “Having the fans back is brilliant as it gives me a shiver down my spine.

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“To hear them sing was great and we’ve got a great following.

“This is a great place to come to, but their support was special and I think the Wycombe fans will be a lot happier than the Oxford fans, as we’re away from home and we got a clean sheet.

“Also, Anthony and Ryan were both brilliant today.

“There were not many lapses in concentration, not many mistakes, I thought the referee made some inconsistent decisions, as there was one where Curtis Thompson was dragged to the floor [in injury time] and if they were to have scored from that, that would have killed us.

“But being a ref is not an easy job, but they let a lot go as they did in the Euros so I think we need to get used to that.

“The defence take the plaudits but I thought Garath was great, Jordan negated Oxford going forward and Hanlan is still getting up to speed but looked good.

“Overall, I am pleased.”

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“We’ve got different styles of playing and today was about soaking it up and counter attacking.

“The best thing about the boys is that if I say anything, they will get behind me 100 per cent and if it goes wrong, it is my fault as I have asked them to do something.”

Finally, on his opposite number in Karl Robinson, the gaffer said: “Karl has got a good team.

“He is a good manager and I am sure they’ll be up and around the top at the end of the season, which makes this a better point for me.”

It was the fourth 0-0 draw between the two sides and the first at Oxford since 1999.