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The Chairboys flying high

Gareth Ainsworth and his Wycombe Wanderers are enjoying their 2019/20 campaign in League One so far, with the Chairboys five points clear at the top of the table.

Wycombe have only lost one game so far this season and they are looking very comfortable at the top of League One.

Wycombe manager, Gareth Ainsworth

However, it is going to be a very difficult winter period for Ainsworth’s men as they face Burton Albion, Oxford United, Portsmouth, Coventry City, Ipswich Town, Peterborough United and Sunderland; who are all aiming for promotion this season.

The real test starts for the Blues with the toughest fixtures of the season all coming at once.

If they manage to stay in the play offs or even the automatic places, after the upcoming fixtures, then Wycombe fans will deserve something to cheer about come the end of the season.

With the Chairboys having the third lowest budget in the league, it just goes to show the brilliance of Ainsworth, his staff and his players.

The underdogs are starting to show the big boys like Ipswich, Coventry and Sunderland; that they are a team who needs to be taken seriously.

One player Wycombe should sign to secure promotion to League One

Gareth Ainsworth has been in charge of League Two Wycombe for six years, and has steadied the ship, transforming Wycombe into a stable club aiming for promotion. With his side aiming for promotion this season, and currently sitting just outside the automatic promotion spots, which one player should they be targeting to help them go up?

Otis Khan currently plays for Yeovil and is an winger capable of playing on either the left or the right but is arguably most effective on the left. At 22 years old the ex Man United trainee would be a signing for the future, as well as someone who would be able to offer match winning performances straight away.

This season the winger has played 37 times, scored 10 goals and contributed eight assists  in all competitions for Yeovil, a team fighting relegation. His goals and assists have earned Yeovil 11 points in League Two, and he has also contributed three goals and one assist in Yeovil’s FA Cup campaign.

His pace, trickery and eye for goal would make him a brilliant addition to Wycombe’s side. However, with this in mind Wycombe would face a lot of competition for his signature, from teams not only in League Two but above.

Wycombe have two deadly strikers in Adebayo Akinfenwa and Craig Mackail-Smith, who have already scored 23 goals between them, with the service Khan can offer that number could be expected to increase considerably over the second half of the season. A move for Khan would highlight Wycombe’s intent in the transfer window, and although he would not come cheap, it would be considered money well spent if his goals fired them to promotion.

Wycombe fans would you like to see Otis Khan at Adams Park? Let us know in the comments section…