A couple of years ago during Wycombe’s successful League One play-off campaign, Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth was spotted donning his famous red cowboy boots.

The footwear turned into a lucky charm as the Chairboys defeated Fleetwood Town 4-1 in the first leg, before drawing 2-2 in the second leg to book their place in the final, which was against their M40 rivals in Oxford United.

The Adams Park outfit would go on to defeat the Ox's in the Wembley showpiece in July 2020, secure a spot in the second tier of English football for the first time. 

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So, what about the play-offs for 2022?

Well, the stylish 48-year-old has revealed he has a new lucky charm.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the first leg win over Milton Keynes on May 5 at Adams Park, Ainsworth said: “Back when we went on our poor run in February where we dropped down to eighth, Garath McCleary and Anthony Stewart have both got lovely dreadlock hairdos.

“They then asked me that if we were to make the play-offs, would I get the dreads, and I said OK.

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“I haven’t gone full dread, as I can’t dread this as it’s been going on for too long.

“So what I’ve done is, I’ve got a couple and that’s me meeting them halfway!

“I’ll keep these on during the play-offs, and they keep to their bargain which is to play good!”

Wycombe defeated MK 2-0 in the first leg of the play-off semi-final, and they will met again for the return fixture on May 8 at Stadium: MK.