Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth believes that the ‘town’ is behind his team as they prepare for their play-off matches against Milton Keynes.

This season has seen an increase of spectators visiting Adams Park to watch the Chairboys play, with attendances on a regular basis reaching around 6,000 people.

The club’s highest home crowd of the campaign so far was against Sheffield Wednesday on April 23, when 9,005 crammed into the Hillbottom Road ground to see the Chairboys defeat the Owls 1-0, thanks to a late Jordan Obita goal.

It is expected that the first leg against MK on May 5 at Adams Park is to eclipse this total.

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Speaking on the support Wanderers have had this season, Ainsworth said: “I feel like the town is really behind us.

“I feel like that’s been building and building and we’ve stretched it as far as we possibly could with the trust ownership, and we needed the lifeline from the Couhigs which has taken us onto another level.

“Sometimes, you wonder what you could do with some resources and investment and I think we’re proving we’re a good team.

“We’ve got a chance and working alongside the owners, my staff has increased and seeing the fans, this is now becoming a proper football club.”

The manager also believes that the club are making ‘terrific strides’ in making a name for themselves in the Football League, and whilst their Non League history is something to be proud of, the future should be the main focus for Wycombe.

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Wycombe were promoted to the EFL in 1993 where they have stayed ever since.

Ainsworth continued: “It’s always been about Wycombe and their Non League history which is brilliant, but, we’ve kept a lot of that with us, and now to be considered as a Championship outfit, we have to break some shackles off, and move forward in becoming this professional team.

“I honestly believe we’re making some terrific strides going forward.”

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