Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth has shared his thoughts on his side’s 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers.

A late Sam Vokes header with 18 minutes remaining was all that separated the sides at Adams Park, as the Chairboys secured their first win in seven matches.

The victory also ended a run of four straight home defeats for the Chairboys.

The win was not only needed to keep Wycombe’s promotion-push alive, but, to increase morale after several under-par performances, most notably against Hartlepool United in the FA Cup on Tuesday night, which Wanderers lost 1-0.

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The boss said: “There were some worrying moments, but I did say to the lads to trust the system because if we stayed defensive, we wouldn’t have created as much, but, we did stay defensive, we scored and we saw the game out really well.

“The win is very important as it puts the two home league defeats to bed.”

The boss was also relieved that despite another penalty miss, Wycombe’s heads didn’t drop.

Anis Mehmeti missed a first-half penalty, meaning it’s the second consecutive league game for Wanderers that they have squandered a spot-kick, following Joe Jacobson’s failed attempt against Portsmouth on November 13.

But, Garath McCleary's return from injury and a Sam Vokes goal, which is his first at Adams Park since October 2, along with three points, meant Ainsworth was a happy man at full-time. 

He said: “Our finishing has let us down in the last few matches as we’ve had some good opportunities, but haven’t capitalised on them.

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“[On the penalty] I did have a look to the heavens and think about what I’ve done, but, it’s all good.

“Garath McCleary coming back is huge for us and despite the penalty, I thought Anis had one of his best games for us.

“He’s learning a lot which is what I want him to do, and David Stockdale was outstanding with the saves he made.

“Sam Vokes as well was superb."

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He continued: “We work hard on little things as Jason works on his crossing, Anthony and Ryan are working on their heading, and David Stockdale trains as if it's his last training session.

“These things matter, and I want my boys to be in and around the top at the end of the season.”

Up next for Wycombe is Plymouth Argyle away on Tuesday.