After a short time in the Championship in 2020-21, Wycombe are hoping to make their time in League One a temporary stay as well, and they are in an excellent position to get back into the second tier of English football.
Every point is critical and can mean so much at the end of the season, and nobody knows that better than these players, who were relegated by a single point in their last campaign and are currently trailing the top two teams in the league by that same margin for a guaranteed promotion next season.
A top-two finish is the goal for Gareth Ainsworth and his team this time out, and the former Chairboys midfielder has been pleased with how his side have performed so far in the New Year.
Earlier this week, they collected a second successive clean sheet away from home, blanking Bolton Wanderers 2-0 in an impressive outing with this group playing some great football along the edge of their opponents’ box.
That was not the only thing that Ainsworth liked about his team’s performance, pointing out how well his players pressed Bolton, limiting them to long balls, something that this group have been able to do well at, particularly away from home.
This team are a quick-thinking squad who can adjust and react well to the tactics of opposing sides, and they have had to do that at home lately, coming back to earn a single point in each of their last two games played at Adams Park, scoring both of their equalising goals in injury time.
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Another side with plans to be in the Championship next season would be The Yellows of Oxford, who are currently in a position to obtain a qualifying spot for the League One playoffs.
Karl Robinson has made no secret that he wants this team to be promoted and take that next step, but so far, in 2022, they have taken a small step backwards with only one point out of a possible six.
Last Saturday, Robinson admitted that his players’ pressing, distances and attitude were not what they usually are as they trailed by two goals before the hour mark and never really found their footing