Gareth Ainsworth spoke about his plans for Wycombe next season following the Chairboys' final Championship fixture at Middlesbrough.

Their relegation was confirmed on Saturday afternoon, with Wycombe missing out by a point after the 3-0 away win that left them 22nd in the table.

Ex-Preston North End midfielder Ainsworth has continually been linked with the vacant manager's job at Deepdale.

He was favourite with the bookies prior to the odds being suspended last weekend, and has addressed the links on Sky Sports twice too.

PNE will make a permanent appointment imminently with interim head coach Frankie McAvoy now the leading candidate.

He guided North End to a 13th placed finish and 17 points from eight games, with Saturday's 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest capping off a remarkable turnaround and run of form.

"It's been an awesome season and I can't wait to come back, it's going to happen because that squad is good enough to compete in the Championship never mind League One," he said. "We will see what happens.

"What was a small club, Wycombe has become a structured, decent outfit and we want to get back here - no matter how we do it, we want to get back to the Championship and compete how we did today.

"We've got some superb players, we've got heart but we are now adding guile and if I can add one or two of the players that I've got my eye on then I think we'll be a threat next year.

"I can't wait for it, thanks to anyone who has supported us and joined the Wycombe story this year - it's been brilliant.

"Like I say, we'll be back. I can't wait to entertain you next season so get your season tickets, get down to Adams Park and follow us away from home because we've got something special going on at Wycombe and I can't wait to show it off."