WYCOMBE Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth is backing Southend United to turn a corner following Saturday’s 4-3 defeat at Adams Park.

Ainsworth previously worked with Blues’ assistant manager Gary Waddock and goalkeeping coach Lee Harrison at the Chairboys and also knows Shrimpers chief Kevin Bond through the League Managers Association.

And the Wanderers boss is certain Blues will soon start to turn around their season.

“There’s a lot worse people in football than those three and I said to all their players at the end this is probably where they will turn a corner,” Ainsworth told the club's official website. 

“That’s a moment where they will look and think we just scored three goals at Wycombe, who are flying at the moment.

“But they will beat teams and they’re a good side.

“They will get something out of the next few games, so it’s a good result for us.”

Wycombe’s win extended their unbeaten start to the League One season.

And Ainsworth was quick to praise his side’s fighting spirit.

“It’s fantastic that late goals are becoming a regular occurrence for us,” said the Chairboys boss.

“What we’re showing is we don’t ever give up. I know it’s a cliche but we don’t.

“These boys will graft until the very end. The fitness and the heart I’m really pleased with and what a way to win it.

“Two games running at home it’s been absolute elation and I’m expecting 10,000 for the next home game against Lincoln because who knows what can happen here?”