Wycombe Wanderers manager heaps praise on Peterborough United, but promises them a tough game at Adams Park

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth has heaped praise on Peterborough United ahead of Saturday’s League One clash between the teams at Adams Park.
Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth at Posh in 2019. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth at Posh in 2019. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth at Posh in 2019. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

But he’s promised Grant McCann’s men a tough battle as the Chairboys seek to climb the table after a sluggish start to the campaign.

Wycombe are currently 17th 13 places and eight points behind Posh, although they did win their last fixture 1-0 at Oxford United. Wycombe have only played five home games at home beating Accrington and Burton, but losing to Plymouth and Shrewsbury.

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Ainsworth watched Posh thump Forest Green 4-1 at the Weston Homes Stadium on Tuesday and was impressed with what he say.

"They are a very good side,” Ainsworth told the Bucks Free Press. “But Wycombe are no longer this pushover team that a few years ago, teams would look at us and go ‘we’ve got Wycombe away, that’s an easy three points’, absolutely not.

“I take pride in that so I think this will be a tough game for both teams. We’re on the same level as them, but I I went to watch them on Tuesday and they’re a very good side so we will need to be at our best.

"Peterborough have to be one of the favourites to be in the top six after being in the Championship last season, but, like us, they are competing against teams that get 20,000 fans at home every week, and that makes a huge difference.

"We’ve got a good squad though with a couple of players returning from injury."