STRIKERS grab the headlines for their goals but Wanderers’ top scorer Scott Rendell says his side’s defence was the reason for success at Morecambe.

Wycombe’s number nine said his side’s defenders played a vital role in the 3-0 win, adding goalkeeper Nikki Bull is the best in the division.

He said the efforts of Marvin McCoy, Dave Winfield, Leon Johnson and Danny Foster were “fantastic”.

Rendell said: “They were throwing their bodies on the line, blocking everything and clearing things. When you play like that it’s a pleasure to play with them.

“Once you beat a centre half or one of our full backs you’ve still got the goalkeeper to get past, or another defender, which shows the spirit we’ve got back there. Hopefully we can carry this on to the end of the season.

“You’re not going to stop teams having attempts on goal but we got Morecambe where we wanted. They have got to get past Bully and I think he’s the best keeper in the league by a mile, and I think the back four and Bully showed a great effort today.”

Wanderers are now back up to second in the table after picking up four points from two away games, and Rendell says they are getting back to their best.

He said: “Last week we turned a corner. We played a lot better last week and ended up with a point.

“Today we were 3-0 up inside the first half and to be fair we were very average. But that’s the way football goes. We just need to carry on winning games, that’s the main thing.

“We need to pick up as many points as we can and leave the rest to the rest. We need to do our jobs, then it’s in our hands.”

Manager Gary Waddock was also delighted with a clean sheet – the 13th of the season.

He said: “In the team talk before the game we asked the players how determined they were to keep the clean sheet. The back four have been solid, they tackled, they made headers at important times and we got a clean sheet.”