BLUES skipper David McCracken went from villain to hero, scoring the winner as Wycombe boosted their promotion hopes with victory over Rotherham United on Saturday.

The centre half whose blunder cost Blues victory at Bury four days earlier, headed the only goal of the game to settle Saturday's six-pointer at Adams Park.

His goal ended a 49-and-a-half hour wait for a defender to score for the Blues this season.

And he revealed afterwards that he feared he might have been dropped following his costly handball at Bury which led to their late equaliser in a 2-2 draw.

He said: "I knew that I'd let myself and the team down big time on Tuesday and the biggest thing was to bounce back with a clean sheet and a win.

"The gaffer was quite angry on Tuesday, and quite rightly so, and a lot of that anger was directed towards me.

"I had to take that on board because it was my fault. I knew my place in the side wasn't guaranteed and that I had to pick my performances up.

"That is done with now and now we need to carry on. We've had a little bit of luck with other teams not capitalising on our slip-ups.

"This was a massive three points for us. It was good to score but I was more pleased with the clean sheet. "

Boss Paul Lambert said: "David has responded the right way and shown his character after his mistake on Tuesday. I never considered taking him out of the side."