Gaz hopes postponement won't lead to backlog
GARETH Ainsworth hopes Saturday's postponement doesn't create an end of season fixture pile-up for Wanderers as they search for one more win to get them over the safety line.
A waterlogged Adams Park pitch put paid to Blues' weekend game with Northampton, with Ainsworth still aiming to get over the 50 point mark that he's targetted for survival.
And he has his fingers crossed tomorrow night's trip to Bradford City goes ahead with more bad weather forecast.
The Wanderers boss said: "We don't want it to be majorly chaotic with lots of fixtures. We've got games in hand now but I always say it's better to have the points.
"We need the points - one win at least - to get past 50 points.
"It was always my aim and it will still be OK. It will be nice to get there earlier. I still think 50 will be a good mark to get to. Teams will be very hard done by if they go down with 50 when you've got four teams relegated, never mind two."
Ainsworth said it was even more important to get points on the board with an unprecedented number of teams involved in the relegation dogfight.
The bottom five teams in League Two are all stuck on 40 points and 19th placed York City are just one point above them.
Ainsworth said he's never known a situation like it in his 20-plus years as a professional player and manager.
He said: "If you look at the Championship it's crazy and it's even worse in League Two.
"I've never known anything like this. Usually there's one who's cast adrift by now and everybody battling for one - it's mayhem.
"I'm sure there will be a few more twists and turns."
Meanwhile Ainsworth said he had no complaints at Saturday's postponement.
Referee Brendan Malone called the game off at 11am after inspecting the pitch - something Ainsworth didn't have the benefit of.
But he said: "I saw the pictures and they told me all I needed to know. The goalmouth looked horrendous. Someone sent me some more pictures on my phone and it looked terrible.
"We're gutted as we really wanted that one on, and I'm gutted for the fans. We were urging them to come down."
The match will now be played on Tuesday April 16 at 7.45pm. Pre-bought tickets for the original game will still be valid for the rearranged fixture.