Apr 23 2010 By Greg Burns
GARY Waddock said his Wycombe Wanderers battlers can not afford to be cautious when they host promotion chasing Swindon Town and that his side will be going all out for the three points.
Blues have given themselves a fighting chance of beating the League One drop with three straight victories over Hartlepool, Tranmere and MK Dons.
That run has seen them move five points from safety ahead of their crunch clash with the Robins - who are winless in their last three games - but remain two points out of an automatic promotion spot.
While acknowledging that Swindon are a quality outfit, Waddock knows his side can not afford to show them too much respect as they continue to defy the odds.
“We have to win the game”, he told the Advertiser. “It is a big game for both clubs and we have to try and continue our run and pick up another three points.
“They are a good passing side and with their two strikers up front they are a handful. But we have to go and try and win the game and be positive in our approach.
“They are an excellent side and what they have done under Danny Wilson this season has been excellent. It is a big test for us and we have to stand up to that.”
A win over Wilson's fourth placed team would be Wanderers' fourth in a row.
The last time they achieved that feat was back in August 2008 when they beat Chester, Lincoln, Chesterfield, and Rochdale as they flew out of the League Two blocks in their promotion season.
But the way Wycombe have been playing and the spirit they have showed in recent weeks mean it is certainly within their means.
And Waddock knows the Adams Park faithful have a major part to play on Saturday and has called on them to roar their team to victory.
He said: “Everybody has had a big lift over the past three games and we need to use that momentum for this weekend's match.
“It is about calm heads. We have players within our squad who have experienced promotions and relegation scraps and this is when they come into their own.
“The fans have a massive part to play and I don't think they realise how important they are. If we can get a good crowd in again and a good atmopshere then it will really help the players.”