Gareth Ainsworth is looking forward to this weekend’s match against Portsmouth after the fixture was given the go ahead.

The bout at Adams Park was in doubt after Wycombe and Pompey revealed that several of their players were called up to their respective countries for international duty.

But after the two clubs liaised with one another after their FA Cup commitments last weekend, they both agreed that the match on November 13 will be played.

Speaking ahead of the fixture, which will be the second of four straight home matches for the Chairboys, Ainsworth said: “The boys love playing here and I’m happy that we have got a run of home games now.

“I just hope we can make Portsmouth work hard for the points on Saturday as I want to take them – we don’t plan games ahead.

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“It’s always one at a time, and I’m looking forward to the next game.

“We’ve got had some good battles against Portsmouth and their form has been a bit up and down for them, but they are a huge club.

“But we need to get back to winning ways at Adams Park.

“It’s important that we keep this place as a fortress, to keep it rocking and keep picking the points up.”

Prior to the Burton loss on Tuesday night, Wanderers had played 22 games this season with 15 of them being away from home.

And even though the club are on a four-game winless run, the boss hopes winning ways can return on Saturday.

“I’ve always said that home form is really key to a successful team and we have got a few players back from injury which is great.

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“Yes, there are a few players away on international duty, we know that, but I felt like we would have huge fixture congestion if we tried to call too many off.

"I have got a strong squad that even if I did lose one of two, we will still be competitive in games.

“I’m really looking forward to it.”

Wycombe and Portsmouth have played each other 14 times in all competitions since their first meeting in the 2012/13 season, with Wanderers winning four games, Portsmouth five and with there being five draws.