The first goal in tonight's FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur could be crucial and Gareth Ainsworth knows it.

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A saying in the Chairboy’s dressing room is one of always keeping themselves in games so the Wycombe boss knows even if his side conceded first they cannot lose focus.

Wanderers rarely lose by more than one goal and Ainsworth will just want his team to be in the game in the dying moments.

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The manager said: “It will be important but both ways.

“If you concede it, then it's really important not to crumble.

“We have a saying in the dressing room before games and it's about always staying in games.

“Wycombe very rarely get beat by more than one goal.

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“I'm not trying to jinx this because Tottenham are a hell of a side.

“A goal for would be don't let that change you because goals do change you in games.

“It's staying in games all the time and making them as tight as we can because we are renowned for last-minute winners and last-minute goals. 

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“I'm hoping one will come on Monday night.

“The first goal will be will be crucial mentally for both teams.”