You will never hear the words 'I told you so' coming from the lips of Gareth Ainsworth.

The Wycombe Wanderers boss must have felt like a broken record for the first few months of the season, repeating the mantra that his squad would show its true potential once fully fit.

Some good summer recruitment had the heart ripped out of it by a lengthy injury list no sooner had the season got underway, but as players gradually returned, so too have the results and performances.

There were shoots of recovery evident in the draw at Doncaster, which was followed by an FA Cup win at Portsmouth and then four successive league wins, including two on the road, to complete an impressive turnaround.

Ainsworth said: “I never lost belief. Maybe some people did, but the important thing is we know what we signed. We knew with a fully fit squad we'd be a match for anyone in the league, even though, resource-wise, we're well under a lot of people.

“I will never be condescending though, I just want to get on with the job, as it can turn bad just as quickly as it's turned good. It would be a stupid person who would go around saying 'I told you so' as it can bite you back really quickly.

“We just get with the job and work our socks off. We've had a good run, but I know the next defeat is just arund the corner. It's just about consistency now, winning more than we lose and picking up as many points as we can.”