Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth insists ‘it’s only half-time’ after Wanderers defeated Milton Keynes 2-0 in the play-off semi-final first leg at Adams Park.

The Chairboys scored two headed goals on the night from Ryan Tafazolli and Sam Vokes respectively, to give the Light and Dark Blue Army a strong foothold going into Sunday’s second leg at Stadium: MK.

The away side also had midfielder Josh MacEachern who was shown a second yellow card in the all Buckinghamshire affair on May 5, which will mean he will miss the return fixture in two days' time.

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However, despite the Chairboys registering their first home win over MK since 2019, and their fourth victory in 15 against the team north of the county, Ainsworth believes he will be ‘naïve’ to think that the tie is already over.

He said: “I’m delighted with the first-half and I’m going to play it as that.

“I’ve told the boys that they are going to have the longest half-time break you’ve had and I’ll give you a team talk before the game on Sunday.

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“It’s all about getting those boys recovered and getting them ready for Sunday.

"This is a brilliant club to be at, but we are totally aware that this is only half-time and I would be very naïve to think otherwise."

The boss also praised his team in the way they ‘adapted’ to MK’s style.

During the opening 20 minutes, the away side had more possession but due to the stubbornness of Tafazolli and his centre back partner, Anthony Stewart, along with Joe Jacobson and Jason McCarthy in the full-back positions, the Chairboys were able to keep their eighth clean sheet in 13 games.

Ainsworth continued: “We had to adapt and really learn which they did and I was very pleased with that.

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“They’re good, experienced boys and I made them aware before the game how experienced they are and they could count tonight, and I am glad to say that they stepped up really well.

“MK are a superb team and that is a huge scalp for us in game one, but we need to go again in game two.

The second leg will kick-off at 6.30pm on Sunday.