Wycombe Wanderers face Rotherham United on Bank Holiday Monday in what has been billed as a ‘big’ game by Chairboys boss Gareth Ainsworth.

Rotherham sit two places above Wycombe ahead of the game, as Wanderers look to close the gap on their relegation rivals.

There is a five-point gap between the two teams, with United having several games in hand, but Ainsworth believes his side are now a better team than they were in the reverse fixture.

The two teams met on the opening day of the season, where it was the Millers who snatched all three points late on.

The Wycombe boss told Bucks Free Press: “That first game of the season against Rotherham here was a real blood, guts and thunder game and it was decided via a set play which we conceded right near the very end.

“Two teams that come up from League One, both renowned for getting the ball forward quite quickly.

“We both sort of cancelled each other out until that last corner in the last minute. I still feel the pain of that. It was a tough one to take.

“We feel we were better than that on the day and we can hopefully show them that at the New York Stadium.”

A win for Wycombe will see them win back-to-back games for the first time since the beginning of November after Friday’s 1-0 win over Blackburn.

“It will be a big game,” Ainsworth added.

“They will want to put distance between us and them and we want to reduce that distance.

“It has got the billing of a great game and I am looking forward to it.

“They are a good side with a good manager and they are structurally solid at what they do but, I have players who can pick their locks.”

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