When Wycombe won promotion from League Two in 2017-18, their whole game plan revolved around Adebayo Akinfenwa.
They knew that the target man’s unique physical shape bamboozled defenders at that level and they knew that his technical ability and hold-up play made him a serious threat, if the team played with a high-line, pumped a lot of balls into the box and generally maximized his strengths.
Since promotion to League One though, Ainsworth has used Akinfenwa cleverly rather than constantly.
Up against better-quality players, there are greater risks attached to playing Bayo’s game for 90 minutes every week and thus, we have seen Alex Samuel used more.
In the summer, some Wycombe fans were doubtful of Samuel – they questioned whether his finishing was good enough.
While those concerns remain valid - the forward is yet to hit the net - he has started four times this season and the team have won on each occasion.
Samuel leads the press with energy and vigour, whilst also showing the ability to either win free-kicks or hold the ball up for David Wheeler and Scott Kashket; the attacking trio have clicked very early on this season.
When opposing defenders are worn out from handling Samuel, that is when they will typically drop off a few yards, which means Akinfenwa can cause problems from the bench.