Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth believes that Bolton are a ‘top team’ and that his side's 1-0 victory over the Trotters was ‘tough’.

The Chairboys secured their sixth win in seven league games at the expense of Ian Evatt’s team, who are still yet to score a goal at Adams Park in three visits to the stadium.

The game saw the North West side have 60 per cent of the ball, but a determined and stubborn backline helped Wanderers achieve their ninth clean sheet in 15 matches.

Ainsworth said: “It was a really tough win for us today against a top team.

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“Brandon Hanlan and Sam Vokes were brilliant as we had a way of containing Bolton.

“They are very forward-thinking with their centre backs in the three, and their wing-backs loved to get forward so we needed to be at our best to contain that.

“When we lost up there at the start of the season, I took the blame for that as I wanted to try something different tactically and they battered us 3-0.

“It was a learning curve for me as I got it wrong, but today, with the combined effort from everyone, it helped us get the win.”

On Lewis Wing’s performance, which included his stunning strike that secured his eighth of the season, and his sixth in eight games, Ainsworth added: “He has performed so well since coming here and he is one of the most technically gifted players I have ever worked with.

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“He is learning about the tracking back, the heading, and the defensive side which is making him into a better all-round player and he nailed his goal.”

The strike means Wing has now scored his highest amount of goals in a campaign since turning professional in 2017.

It was his eighth this term - eclipsing the seven goals he scored for Middlesborough in the Championship during the 2019/20 season.