Gareth Ainsworth has thanked everyone connected to Wycombe Wanderers in helping the club spread its profile across the country and world.

Last season saw record some of the crowds at Adams Park on a consistent basis, with some spectators being first time visitors to the club.

More than 20,000 also attended the League One play-off final against Sunderland in May, with supporters flying from all corners of the world to get behind the Chairboys.

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And with a new season just a couple of days away, the 49-year-old is hoping to see more faces inside at AP as the campaign goes along.

Speaking to the press on July 28 ahead o the Burton fixture, he said: “We want you and need you so much.

“I was driving yesterday [July 27] and I happened to go past one of these summer soccer camps that are going on and as I was stationary in the que, I looked over and there were several kids wearing Wycombe shirts.

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“Seeing that meant the world because when I took over 10 years ago, it was Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, all the big teams.

“There were no Wycombe shirts and some were the new shirts as well, so they’re proper fans!

“So to see these new quarters in these camps proves to me that we’re doing something right.

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“We’ve got this younger generation coming through, along with the older generation who were here during the Loakes Park days and I’m really proud of what the club has done.

“Everyone who works for this club, everyone who has put any input into this club has made a huge difference as we’ve been bigger than we have ever been and if we keep growing the fanbase, that will be fantastic.”