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Burns on Blues: No time for nerves

THE nervous climax of Wycombe's League Two season is almost becoming unbearable.

Greg Burns

THE nervous climax of Wycombe's League Two season is almost becoming unbearable.

Nerves within the home crowd seemed to infiltrate onto the players as they struggled towards a 2-2 home draw against Northampton on Saturday.

It was a worrying sign at this crucial stage of the season.

They seemed to struggle with the expectation and pressure of dispatching with a Cobblers side on a miserable run.

They don't really have any excuse. Most of the Wycombe squad have tasted promotion before and have vast experience in getting over the line.

Blues boss Gary Waddock has told his players to relax and travelling away to Torquay might actually help them.

Their away performances have outshone their home efforts. Maybe they struggle with an edgy home crowd or prefer the freedom of not being expected to take the game by the scruff of the neck.

Whatever the winning away formula has been, a 10 th win on the road at the seaside would go a long way to securing automatic promotion.

It looks like a straight shoot-out between Shrewsbury and Wanderers for the third promotion spot and it looks set to go right to the wire.

With Shrewsbury with a superior goal difference and, arguably, an easier run-in, they rightly fancy their chances of catching Wycombe.

But if Wanderers return from Plainmoor with something to show for their Good Friday efforts then all the pressure would be on the Shrews as they travel to fierce rivals Hereford 24 hours later.

It is sure to be an exciting and nervy final three weeks and this Easter weekend will go a long way to deciding if Wycombe's season will end on May 7 or they will slip into the dangerous lottery of the play-offs.

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