Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton has questioned why Wycombe Wanderers' Gareth Ainsworth has yet to secure a job outside League One and Two.

Speaking after the Chairboys’ 2-1 win over the Pirates on Boxing Day at Adams Park, goals from David Wheeler and Lewis Wing gave Wanderers all three points after going a goal down early on in the match.

The result means Wycombe are now in the top six for the first time since the opening weekend of the season, whilst Rovers sit in 10th.

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Speaking on Ainsworth, Barton said: “Today [December 26] was a game in a way that we really shouldn’t have lost, especially after going 1-0 up, but you have got to give credit to Gareth Ainsworth.

“He has been here for years, has kept them up, got them to the Championship, and if he had a better style of football, he probably would have got a bigger job than this.

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“I don’t know if it’s the red skin boots, the leather jacket, or the amount of time the ball is in the air that has cost him a move, but again, that’s great for him and he has done an incredible job here at Wycombe.

“They have got their way of doing this but for me and when I see the game get played, I have a different style.

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“But, we have got work to do to try and get above Wycombe in the table.

“You have got to give credit to Gareth Ainsworth, but I wouldn't swap for any of their players, their style of football or their ground...albeit the pitch here is very nice but it’s not as good as ours.”

The two teams will play each other again on January 21.