GARY Waddock has told his Wycombe players to keep their focus ahead of derby day with MK Dons on Saturday.

Wins at Bury and Exeter lifted Wanderers out of the relegation zone for the first time in seven weeks.

A run of one defeat in six games also sees them second in the League One form table and building some much-needed survival momentum.

But Waddock will not allow his players to get carried away with their new-found optimism.

“The two results and getting back-to-back wins have given us a big boost,” he said. “But it is even more important that we maintain our focus because we have not achieved anything yet.

“The players are working incredibly hard for each other, the fans are giving us a lift and we are heading in the right direction. But it is just the start.

“It is a great time for us to find this momentum and we have dragged a lot of teams into the mix.”

Bucks rivals MK Dons visit Adams Park themselves in fine form with just one defeat in their last eight and still with their gaze set on an automatic promotion spot.

Goals in games involving Wycombe and MK Dons this season has reached a mammoth 299 while the ten meetings between the two sides have seen 35 goals.

The Dons look set to bring a healthy away support to their county rivals with boss Karl Robinson hoping to celebrate becoming their first boss to reach 100 games with victory.

“They are a fantastic side who play great football,” said Waddock. “It is a derby game and we need as many people in the ground supporting us as possible.

“Karl has done a fantastic job there and they have a team that are a threat all over the pitch and are comfortable in possession.

“We are going into the game with confidence and believing we can get a result. We need to be solid and disciplined but still look to attack and cause them problems.

“Everything indicates it will be an exciting game. I said that the other week against Colchester so I have probably cursed it again to be a 0-0.”

Wycombe will be without Leon Johnson (suspended) and Danny Foster (shoulder) with Dave Winfield (thigh) a doubt and striker Paul Hayes recalled by Charlton.

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