Wycombe Wanderers have been excellent throughout the current campaign and find themselves sitting in third place with just 14 games left to play.
It’s set to be a pulsating finish to the League One season with just six points separating eighth-placed Fleetwood Town with first placed Rotherham United.
The Chairboys will be hoping that all their hard-work can culminate in a remarkable promotion to the Championship come May. Here are THREE mistakes that Wycombe and Gareth Ainsworth can’t afford to repeat in the season run-in…
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Wycombe have had issues defensively before and make sure that they don’t reoccur from now until the end of the season. It is key that they continue to do what they did on the weekend and earn clean sheets. Out of the top 11 in League One, the Chairboys have conceded the second most with 36 goals.
If they want to be getting into the top two come the end of the campaign, then they must make sure that against sides below them they keep the back door shut. Ainsworth’s side conceded two at Milton Keynes Dons earlier in the month, an example of a fixture that they can’t afford to switch off in.
Big game collapse
This is particularly key if Wycombe do find themselves playing in the play-offs in May. The Chairboys have conceded four goals to Sunderland, Peterborough United and Coventry City over the last couple of months which have seen them slip away from first place.
They cannot afford to keep losing big games and simply have to improve against the sides around them in the table if they’re to be promoted.
Wycombe currently have the worst goal difference in the top eight of League One. It’s tight at the top at the moment and it could well go all the way down to the final day of the season. The Chairboys have to make sure that they don’t miss out on a potentially famous promotion because of goal difference.
If they want to have no regrets than they need their forwards to start putting away more of the chances that are being created throughout their fixtures. They often win games by the odd goal but that may need to change that in the coming weeks.