Wycombe can prove worth

  • By: Nick Hext
  • Last Updated: September 27 2012, 17:47 BST

Our League Two expert Nick Hext thinks Wycombe can start a new era with victory over Dagenham.

Gareth Ainsworth: Wycombe's caretaker boss

Gary Waddock's time in charge of Wycombe came to an end with last Saturday's hugely disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to AFC Wimbledon.

Now the brave new world starts with Gareth Ainsworth in caretaker charge - an experience the 39-year-old has previously enjoyed with former club QPR - and the veteran midfielder is certainly talking a good game.

"I really want to give this everything and give it a right good go," he told the Buckinghamshire Examiner.

"What I command on the pitch is exactly what I give myself. Passion, drive, aggression - these words, for some unknown reason, haven't been there the last few weeks and that is surprising. If I can get that back then we can build because they can all play.

"It is that fire in the belly that you sometimes don't even know is there that you can get out and go home and think 'I did well today'.

"There are some hungry players and if they show in training and games they have the passion and drive to give everything for Wycombe Wanderers then that is all I ask and they will play.

"To play for Wycombe Wanderers you have to want to win for the football club. It is not a case of coming and being a footballer. This is a team that needs you and fans that need you and a caretaker manager that really needs you."

He's certainly looking to fire his squad up and I reckon the players will take note and pick up a second win of the campaign.

Fellow strugglers Dagenham are without a victory all season and Wycombe should be able to use the change in manager to grab the three points.

An immediate return to League One isn't going to happen for the Chairboys but they should have enough to climb clear of trouble and build for the future.

Wanderers will end the season above Dagenham and they can show why on Saturday.

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