Gareth Ainsworth has revealed that the club’s owner, Rob Couhig, is to thank for Wycombe Wanderers’ rescheduled match against Oxford United going ahead.

The Chairboys defeated their M40 neighbours 2-0 on January 24, 17 days after the two sides were originally supposed to have met.

United were due to take on Wanderers on January 7, but Oxford's FA Cup fixture against Premier League leaders, Arsenal, on the same weekend meant their date with Wycombe would need amending.

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The new date for their trip to Adams Park was also in doubt due, as games across the football pyramid have been postponed due to frozen pitches.

But the clash against the Thames Valley clubs went ahead as normal, and Ainsworth disclosed that the Couhig family had a big part to play in this happening.

Speaking after the 2-0 victory over Oxford, the manager said: “We have got to thank Rob Couhig for the game going ahead.

“He left the undersoil heating on a few more days longer than he needed to because I asked him if we could put a session on the pitch.

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“The training ground is frozen, half the boys cannot train on 4G as it wrecks their joints, so he switched the heating on for us.

“Football clubs are not exempt from these crazy heating bills and that will cost us a lot of money, so everyone can thank Rob Couhig [for the game going ahead].

“Pete [Couhig] has also been over and he played a crucial role in that, and it’s great to have two people who understand what I need and will go that extra mile for this football club.”

The Couhigs have owned the majority stake in the club since February 2020.