Gaz: I want my characters to step up
WANDERERS boss Gareth Ainsworth has called for the characters in his squad to step forward again for one last push away from the bottom two.
He thinks one more win will be enough to cast aside any lingering fear of relegation and he's looking to get it at Burton Albion tomorrow.
That will take Blues up to 52 points, which Ainsworth thinks will be enough to keep his side in League Two for another season.
One more win has been his target for some time and he wants Wanderers to arrest a run that's seen them take a single point from their last three matches.
He said: "I'm still thinking one win will be enough for us and I'm hoping to get that win very soon. I don't want to take it to the last few weeks of the season.
"It's now about characters and bringing them to the front. When I took over we had a little sticky patch but the characters came through, stood up and wanted to be counted. Now I need that again.
"I believe we've got enough good characters in this dressing room to survive in this league and I've never felt anything different.
"We are close to 50 points but I don't want anyone relaxing, thinking the job's done. If all goes well we'll have it sooner rather than later but 52 points is my target."
Ainsworth admits they face a tough task to get over the line at third placed Burton tomorrow.
The Brewers looked poor in a 3-0 Wanderers win at Adams Park in November - but they've won all nine of their home fixtures since then and manager Gary Rowett will be looking to make it a perfect ten against his former Cambridge team mate Ainsworth.
He said: "This is going to be a battle. I'm expecting this is going to be a tougher test [than Tuesday at Bradford]. They're a good side, they attack well and we are very aware of that so we are going to have to be on our mettle.
"Every team will have their little blips and they had one at our place. We can't think that was the true Burton. Look at their form over the last two or three months - they've been outstanding, one of the form teams in the division."
Ainsworth said injury problems picked up during the midweek loss at Bradford aren't serious.
Dean Morgan and Sam Wood are the two biggest concerns but Ainsworth said the concerns are "nothing major" and he expects the pair to be in contention tomorrow.