Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth believes League One is a ‘fantastically competitive division’, as his side prepare to take on Portsmouth at Adams Park this weekend.

There are only 13 points separating first place Wigan Athletic and 12th place Lincoln City in England’s third tier, with Wanderers currently sitting in fourth on 31 points.

Their opponents, Portsmouth, have had an indifferent start to their 2021/22 campaign under Danny Cowley, as they have amassed 20 points from their 16 league fixtures, which only includes five wins.

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But, the Chairboys are on a run of four games without a win in all competitions, and the 48-year-old hopes the slippery spell will cease against the Seasiders on Saturday.

He said: “Burton have picked up some good points, Fleetwood and Doncaster seem to be coming up now, with the only team that seems to be struggling a bit is Crewe, but, I am sure David Artell will get it together and with Scotty Kashket, if he can get him firing, you never know what could happen.

“I’m very aware of how tight this league is.

“The Doncaster game was a tough game and they were bottom of the league, and Rotherham was also another tough game and they are near the top of the league, so it is very tight.

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“It’s a fantastically competitive division with some big names in there, seven of those teams once being in the Premier League.”

The match will kick-off at 3pm on Saturday.