Gareth Ainsworth: Promotion is now Wycombe Wanderers aim

Gareth Ainsworth and Fred Onyedinma
Gareth Ainsworth, pictured with Fred Onyedinma, has given his players a fresh target

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth has said winning promotion to League One has now become the club's target.

The Chairboys, who survived relegation on the final day of last season, have been in the automatic promotion places since September.

But, until now, the club had insisted survival was the primary aim.

"The time has come to say 'let's set a new target' - and that target is to get promoted against all odds," Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"We've given ourselves an opportunity. Many people wrote us off but to be sat in third, we can have a real crack."

Wycombe achieved their initial aim of reaching 55 points two weeks ago, but have since suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.

"We made such a big thing of being safe, maybe everyone needed a new target," said Ainsworth.

"Well now everyone has got one. Let's go for it. I'm really looking forward to the challenge.

"If we need outside help, we can get outside help. But it's very tough. There are clubs in our league spending more than we ever could."

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