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Burns on Blues: Don't hit the panic button just yet

PANIC seems to be spreading through jittery Wycombe fans at the moment.

Greg Burns
Greg Burns

PANIC seems to be spreading through jittery Wycombe fans at the moment.

Yes, Tuesday night's defeat at Southend was painful. Yes, the defending was kamikaze at best. Yes, Wycombe are now without a win in three games.

But the phrase I keep hearing and reading is 'another mid-season wobble by Wanderers'.

Utter nonsense.

I refuse to believe that a new group of players and management can be weighed down by the form suffered by a completely different squad and coaching team two year's ago.

The mere suggestion defies logic.

To their credit, I think Blues have been making League Two look easy in recent months and it is anything but.

Every team has its wobbles and dips in form. And League Two is the division where they happen to EVERY side top and bottom.

I only need to look at the current top seven to prove my point.

Only Shrewsbury - with four straight wins - can boast promotion winning form.

League leaders Chesterfield have not won in FIVE games, Rotherham have won THREE times in ten matches and Gillingham have TWO wins in their last seven games.

Bury have won THREE times in 10 matches and Port Vale have ONE win in seven.

That is why I think a modest league total of 80 points will see a team comfortably promoted.

Home games against Accrington and Burton and a trip to Macclesfield give Wanderers a perfect chance to creep closer to that target.

A lot was also made of the new 4-3-3 formation at Roots Hall and it being blamed for the defeat.

But the formation did not allow Barry Corr or Kane Ferdinand free headers to score. Bad defending did.

They missed Chris Westwood at the back and time will tell how bad his groin injury is.

I would expect Danny Foster to return to left-back after a tough night for loanee Anthony Straker.

Also Wycombe had switched back to 4-4-2 by the time the third goal went in.

Personally, I think the system worked really well in the first-half and could be the key to more goals and the seven wins and three draws I think is needed to sneak over the line.

So my message to Blues fans would be simple.

Don't panic.

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