Rotations to the Wycombe squad will be a common theme this season due to the increasing length of some fixtures across the football pyramid.

Officials have been told to clamp down on any form of timewasting, with those lost seconds and minutes being added on at the end of each half.

This has seen several games up and down England go on for more than 100 minutes, with Wanderers’ recent 2-0 away EFL Cup victory against Milton Keynes having 12 additional minutes (three in the first half and nine in the second).

Matt Bloomfield told the media at full-time: “I never planned to hand out seven debuts on the opening day but due to how things turned out, it was forced.

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“Also, my belief is that with all this added time, there will be the equivalent of about another eight games this season.

“It’s going to be a squad game and I’m preaching this to the boys, and I believe five subs will be used for most games as fatigue will set in.

“These aren’t 90-minute games, these are 100 to 110-minute games due to the added times so we’ve got to adjust.”

On the fitness of some of the players, he added: “For some of our boys, this is their pre-season.

“The changes we made on the hour mark were planned as Josh [Scowen] did 45 minutes on Saturday [against Exeter].

“I wanted him to do an hour so that we can build him up quickly and safely as we possibly can.

“We had a couple of other changes planned but we abandoned them as we had a couple of knocks.

“This is an indication of where we are and whilst some of behind on their fitness, I was really pleased with the way we played.

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“We had to show our fighting spirit and show the fans we mean business.”

The boss also praised his defence in the victory over Milton Keynes, as the club enjoyed their first clean sheet of the season.

He added: “Chris [Forino’s] pre-season has really been hampered by injury and Ryan [Tafazolli] has had few knocks going on, but Joe [Low] came in and performed really well.

“It also was great to see Chris’ goal too and the clean sheet was important too."