Gareth Ainsworth still believes that he is a ‘novice’ in the managerial game and has thanked his previous and current chairmen for support.

The 48-year-old has been in charge of Wycombe since the 2012/13 season and has managed the Chairboys 472 times in that time, winning 184 of those fixtures.

He also took charge of 11 games at QPR in the 2008/09 campaign across two spells.

However, he still believes he has a lot to learn, and speaking after his side defeated Gillingham 2-0 at Adams Park, he believes more is yet to come.

He said: “I can’t thank every chairman for the time they have given me enough, because to create this culture and to create this experience is something I am still learning.

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“I have still not cracked anything as I am still a novice at this and I will keep learning and now, as our expectation levels have risen, that is something else to manage but I firmly believe that we are capable of achieving due to the talent that we have got.

“However, we can never ever lose what we had at Torquay that day and all through all those years since then to now, because if we lose any of that foundation, we’ll be kicking ourselves as that is what build teams.

“And I am happy with the boys as they deserve it.”

On his side’s start, which saw them score twice inside seven minutes through Garath McCleary and Brandon Hanlan, he added: “I asked for an intense start and sometimes it can be difficult.

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“You can easily sit back on your laurels when we were decent, but it’s my job to keep inspiring the players with these fast starts.

“We did it against Charlton the other week and Lincoln, and today was similar to that and that is what I wanted.

“I think it’s important to tell the lads what they’re good at than what they are bad at sometimes.

“We’re structured and organised and I am proud of the start as well as the finish.”

It was Wycombe’s first win over Gillingham in nine seasons, as the Chairboys move up to second in the League One table.