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Waddock stays grounded after Wanderers close gap on Chesterfield

GARY Waddock was keeping his feet on the ground after Wycombe's bruising win over Rotherham moved his side to within three points of the League Two summit.

Gary Waddock
Gary Waddock

GARY Waddock was keeping his feet on the ground after Wycombe's bruising win over Rotherham moved his side to within three points of the League Two summit.

Wanderers capitalised on promotion rivals Chesterfield, Port Vale, Crewe, Shrewsbury and Bury all dropping points on Saturday.

They beat third-placed Rotherham thanks to a first-half Gareth Ainsworth header which gave them a seven-point cushion in the automatic promotion slots.

But Waddock refused to be drawn on Wycombe's title hopes and insisted they just have to keep focused on building their points tally.

He said: "You guys will fire these questions and I will bat the same responses back. It is the points total at the end that counts.

"It doesn't count now. We have got a great result today and a fantastic three points. Nothing more."

Waddock's side had to match a physical Rotherham side who put in some wild tackles and had Jason Taylor sent-off for a late stamp.

And the Blues boss was delighted as his side continued to prove they have the grit and guts to step up the physical battle of League Two.

He said: "The performance was very good. They showed a bit of everything today. In the first-half we passed it around and in the second-half we stood up to everything they threw at us.

"They are a big strong side and stood up to physical side so we are delighted. We can look after ourselves if the game goes that way.

"It is a strong, hard and physical division and we showed we can stand up to that today."

Left-back Andy Sandell was on crutches at full-time after a first-half tackle by Marcus Marshall but Waddock said he does not think the defender's foot injury is serious.

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