Wycombe Wanderers boss Matt Bloomfield has explained why he opted to choose Ryan Tafazolli and go for a back four in their 2-1 away win at Cambridge United on April 18.

The 31-year-old scored his second of the season to give the Chairboys the lead at the Abbey Stadium with a well-taken first time volley from a Lewis Wing free-kick.

His strike has come in what has been a disruptive season for the ex-Peterborough United defender due to injury, but the manager hopes he will play a vital role in the club’s play-off push.

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He said: “We’ve been a threat from set pieces in recent weeks now and we were again this evening.

“It was a brilliant ball in by Wing and the finish from Taf was excellent.

“That defensive stability that the boys showed.

“Him and Chris are big threats at set pieces which was one of the reasons why I decided to bring him in.

“His physicality is key but I didn’t think it would pay off in that way this evening – Taf has been a big player for this club since he joined but he’s been hampered by injury this year.

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“He came in and played very well, I’m a big fan of him and it’s great he’s now back.

On Wanderers’ play-off push, which will see the Chairboys take on Lincoln City, Cheltenham Town, and Portsmouth in their final three games, he added: “We’re at that point in the season where all the games are must-win because time is running out.

“We want to get in the play-offs and keep fighting for it.

“We believe we can still do it.”