Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth has waxed lyrical of his squad after the Chairboys’ defeated Shrewsbury 2-1 at New Meadow.

Second-half goals from Joe Jacobson and Ryan Tafazolli put Wycombe back to winning ways as they remain in the play-off places, occupying sixth place.

The win comes off the back of two straight defeats against Manchester City in the League Cup, and MK Dons in the league.

Speaking after the match in Shropshire, the boss said: “At half-time, it was very even and it was going to be a moment of quality that was going to break the deadlock.

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“We had a good passage of play, we started to get our foot on the ball more, and then a pass into Sullay Kaikai into the box is something that Dobbo has been working, and I mentioned that if they can get into the box with the ball, it’s a dangerous position to be in.

“Sullay twisted his defender, it is a great ball in, Jack Grimmer has a great header and it falls to JJ who slams it home.

“It was a great’s captain’s performance by him.

“Another bit of quality from Sullay Kaikai again with a fantastic set piece, and Ryan Tafazolli just had to head it in.

“It was nothing more than we deserved, and I am really proud of how they saw the game out.”

The win away from home was only their second in the league season, but the second-half performance would have pleased Ainsworth, as his side battled until finding that breakthrough with positive forward play.

The night was also a memorable one for Jacobson.

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The Welshman scored his 50th career club goal on Tuesday night against his former side, whilst captaining the Chairboys to victory, whilst Tafazolli’s header was scored on his 30th birthday.

On Shrewsbury, Ainsworth said: “Myself and Dobbo demanded a little bit more quality at half-time.

“The first-half, we went toe-to-toe with Shrewsbury who are a good side.

“Steve Cotterill is a good manager and they have got Aaron Pierre who is one of our former players, and they have recruited well.

“They are physical, they get the ball moving like we do and they will create problems, as they’ll definitely take points of teams here [New Meadow].”

Up next for Wycombe is a home match against Morecambe on Saturday.