Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth wants derby day recovery

Gareth Ainsworth

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth expects an improvement from his team in Saturday's derby against Oxford after last weekend's defeat by Mansfield.

, their second defeat of the season, and he is looking for them to bounce back quickly.

"Last Saturday was the worst performance for some time," Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"If there's any game they'll want to get the performance back, it's in the local derby against Oxford."

Wycombe started the season with a victory over Morecambe, but have since suffered back-to-back losses, with the reverse against the Stags proving particularly frustrating to Ainsworth.

"Too many of us had an off day," he said. "I'll take the blame as much as anyone, I'm the manager and it's part of my job to make sure we don't have those performances week in week out.

"If it consistently happens then there's a problem. I'll be looking this Saturday to make sure there's not a repeat of Saturday's performance.

"It will be a cauldron and we'll be going in as underdogs as Oxford have started the season so well.

"We've got everything to spoil and I'm looking forward to it."

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