CAUTIOUS Gareth Ainsworth has increased the points target he set for his Wycombe Wanderers players to secure League Two safety.
Ainsworth tasked his players with reaching the 52-point mark back in November and Monday’s win at Morecambe saw the Blues reach that total.
However, the relegation scrap at the bottom of the table is intensifying and it looks as though the two sides that go down may not discover their fate on the final day.
Wanderers are now a full eight places clear of the drop zone and should have done enough to secure League Two football again for next term, but player-boss Ainsworth wants three points at Oxford this weekend to make sure.
He said: “We’re not mathematically safe yet so the points target has changed from me. We set the 52 points target back in November or December and I think we’ve every right to change it and just add just one or two more points.
“But you know what I’m like, I want to add as many as we can to it, we’ve got six games to go and we’ll see how many we can get. If we can get a win sooner rather than later it’d make me feel a lot better.
“We’ve got that close now that we deserve to make it mathematically safe and enjoy the last few games. The Championship and League Two are crazy and I think two people might go down with 50 points this year, which is unheard of and I don’t think you’ll see again.
“I’m thankful to the players and the staff who’ve helped get us where we are but the job isn’t done yet. Once it’s finished I’ll be smiling a lot more.”
Oxford sit three places and four points above Wycombe in the table, although they have played two games more.
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