Gaz: We'll go out all guns blazing

This Is Local London: Gareth Ainsworth Gareth Ainsworth

GARETH Ainsworth vowed Wanderers will go out with all guns blazing in their bid to secure Football League survival at Torquay tomorrow.

The Blues boss knows that after a season of trying to run away from danger, his side will have nowhere left to escape to come the full time whistle at Plainmoor.

Even a victory might not be enough to keep the Chairboys from dropping out of the Football League - but Ainsworth said his players have to play with nothing else left to lose if they're to cling on to the status they've held for 21 years.

He said the nightmare scenario would be failing to take advantage of a slip-up elsewhere.

Defeat for either Northampton Town or Bristol Rovers will help bail Wanderers out - but it will be a moot point should Ainsworth's men fail to pick up the three points they so desperately need.

The Wanderers supremo said: "It's the last game of the season. There's no escape after this game but there's a great escape including this game, and that's what we are looking at.

"It's a game we have to go and win. We know exactly what we have to do - we've got nothing to lose and we'll be going all guns blazing down at Torquay.

"We have to get forward, play with no fear, play with absolutely nothing to lose.

"There's three big games this weekend. Northampton and Bristol Rovers are also in big games. We'll see what happens but we know we are going to go down there all guns blazing. There's no reason why we can't win this game."

It's by far the toughest test of Ainsworth's fledging managerial career and a wretched season has stretched the 40-year-old's resolve to breaking point.

But Ainsworth is nothing if not an optimist and said not even a rotten campaign which could still end in Blues finishing 92nd in the Football League has been enough to flatten him.

He said: "There have been times when it's been quite hard but only small periods of time - hours rather than days. That's me as a person. I'm positive whatever there is in life.

"There's always somebody worse off and there's always a positive to find somewhere, there's always a crack of light you've got to find and make bigger, and that's what I live my life by.

"Nothing will get me down but it's been a tough test of that resilience."

Ainsworth added: "I have faced a few tough ones. They are all different with their own merits. I've been at clubs where they've been in trouble, clubs where it's been a successful season, but this is a big, big test.

"It's a huge game, it's up there with the big games in my career and it's the biggest in my management career. I'm very positive going into the game."

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