Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth not getting carried away

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth.Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth.
Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth.
Despite having a commanding lead going into the second leg of the League One play-off semi final, Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth will be taking nothing for granted.

An own goal from Alex Cairns and strikes from Nnamdi Ofoborh, David Wheeler and Alex Samuel gave his side their advantage, comfortably outnumbering the solitary Fleetwood Town goal from Ched Evans.

Ainsworth said it's a strange feeling, with so much game time still to come.

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He said: "I’m really pleased with what the boys have done today.

"I feel like I’m doing an interview at half time during a game, which is a really tough place to be.

"Pride before a fall, getting carried away, all these things are running through my head and I’ll make sure we're on it on Monday.

"That is a good outfit we played today, you saw the way they kept the ball against us, even at 10 men they kept the ball well.

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"They beat us at home with 10 men this season, I’m no mug and I’m not going to think that this has got us through to the next round, not a chance. We’ve got a big game on Monday to go yet."

The 47-year-old, who is currently the longest serving manager in the top four leagues, gave special praise to the club's fitness and medical department for the Chairboys' performance.

"I can’t thank my sports science department and my physio enough," he said.

"They told me four weeks ago that we would be on the ascendancy come this first game. They said we will be firing and we will be right where we need to on that first game.

"I trusted them, I gave them total control of the fitness.

"Availability was important but that gave me time to focus on what we were going to do, how we were going to do it and then the players - I can trust the players too."