With Wycombe Wanderers welcoming Plymouth Argyle to Adams Park on Saturday, I caught up with the Chairboys manager Gareth Ainsworth at the training ground to talk about the Pilgrims, Derek Adams, crown green bowls with The Beast, a new signing and a wonderful stat about the richest club in the world:
Too big to play football? Too old to cut it in League One? Nonsense.
At 36, Adebayo Akinfenwa is continuing to prove people wrong and against Burton Albion he scored his fourth goal in as many games and also reached the hugely impressive milestone of 200 goals in English football.
After the match against The Brewers, I spoke to The Beast, who was quick to praise his team mates:
Wycombe came out on top of a close encounter to secure their first home league win of the season against Burton Albion.
The Chairboys led 2-0 at half-time following a comfortable first 45 minutes which saw a penalty cooly converted by the recalled Joe Jacobson and a trademark finish from Adebayo Akinfenwa, his 200th goal in English football.
Brewers manager Nigel Clough switched to a 4-4-2 formation for the second half, pushing Lucas Akins further forward which resulted in a well worked goal on ’47 minutes for Marvin Sordell. Despite a much improved Burton performance, Wycombe ground out a vital win to move out of the relegation zone whilst leapfrogging their opponents in the table.
After the game, I spoke to the Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth for BBC Three Counties Radio:
A windy affair ended in a draw at The Highbury Stadium as The Chairboys fought back in the second half.
The hardy Wycombe fans who made the long midweek journey would have been buoyed by the display of the talismanic Adebayo Akinfenwa, who has put his goalscoring drought behind him with three goals in as many games.
After the game I spoke with the Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth for BBC Three Counties Radio:
The Chairboys defeat against Bristol Rovers at Adams Park gave the home fans very little to cheer about after the Gas dominated large parts of the game and they deservedly took the three points.
However, the introduction of Scott Kashket as a second half substitute led to Wycombe making a real game of it in the closing stages.
The diminutive striker scored his first goal of the season late on after a knock down from the talismanic Adebayo Akinfenwa. It was a familiar sight from two seasons ago when Kashket and Akinfenwa were the scourge of League Two defences and Wanderers fans will be praying that Scott can stay fit and firing alongside The Beast.
After the game, I spoke with Kashket about his goal, fitness and his Panenka penalty against Northampton Town in the League Cup: