Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth has praised his backroom staff following speculation that he has been linked with other managerial jobs.

The 48-year-old is reportedly on the shortlist to take over at Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers respectively, with both Championship sides looking for new managers.

The London club revealed that they will part ways with current boss Mark Warburton when his contract expires in June, whilst Rovers are increasingly likely to not extend Tony Mowbray’s deal this summer.

Ainsworth, when speaking to the press on May 3, reiterated that whilst he was 'flattered' with the speculation, he has no intention of leaving Wanderers, and that him being linked to both outfits is down to his backroom staff.

Wycombe ended the current League One season in sixth place, and will face Milton Keynes in two play-off matches on May 5 and May 8 respectively.

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He said: “It shouldn’t be just me that is linked to all these jobs, it should be everyone to do with Wycombe Wanderers because what we have done with this club over the last 10 years has been phenomenal.

“The acceleration we’ve had and looking back over the years has been nothing short of fantastic, so to get to the play-offs this year with the number of teams that have been in the Premier League, with their high spending, is just testament to everyone to the club.

“Don’t just link me, link everyone as they deserve it as well.”

The manager also revealed that despite the semi-finals being an-all Buckinghamshire affair, he has insisted that fighting for a place in the Championship is ‘as big as it gets.’

It is the first time in the play-offs’ 35-year-old history that Wycombe Wanderers and Milton Keynes will face each other.

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He continued: “You can’t put more on it than promotion to the Championship.

“That’s as big as it gets.

“It’s a tasty rivalry and I love it.

“I love games like this, and what a fantastic atmosphere it’s going to be.

“It’s great that the two teams are close as the fans can get in numbers to both games and I can’t wait for a full house at Wycombe Wanderers.”

There are around 300 tickets left for the match at Adams Park.

To purchase a ticket, go to www.wwfc.com/news/2022/april/30/tickets-mk-dons-h-05-05.