Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth was undeniably delighted with his sides 1-0 win at home to high-flying Peterborough United on Saturday.
A deflected free-kick was enough to give the Chairboys a win against Posh, but Ainsworth was quick to praise his players who stuck to a game plan devised by the management team.
“I am really proud of the application that the boys put in,” he told the Bucks Free Press. “People will say we have defended well and we did defend well but don’t discount the way the forwards defended and the way they set up.”
he did give himself and his management team some credit for devising a method by which to beat Steve Evans’ promotion chasers.
“Myself, Dobbo [Richard Dobson] and Andy [Fairman] came up with a plan but the players have to keep to that plan and they take all the credit.
The victory came despite the injury to their star man, Adebayo Akinfenwa, who picked up an injury. they were also without Michael Harriman and Matt Bloomfield.
Wycombe are not a pretty team to watch, but they’re functional and effective. Few teams will roll them over because of the fighting spirit passed down by Ainsworth and learned from his mentor, John Beck.
As for Posh, they’ll need to be more tactically aware. Evans got it wrong against Barnsley and he got it wrong on Saturday too.