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Wycombe boss Ainsworth delighted to hold Aston Villa to FA Cup replay

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth is delighted taking Aston Villa back to Villa Park for an FA Cup replay.

Left-back Joe Jacobson's nerveless penalty denied Remi Garde his first win as Villa boss at the 10th attempt, captain Micah Richards on target for the visitors.

"You're talking £144,000 for a TV game, so I'm hoping that comes in," said Ainsworth.

"And then I'm hoping the Villa fans will respect Wycombe again and turn up in numbers, not boycott Villa or anything like that, because we need the cash!

"I'm hoping the TV will be there again, there's a chance of that.

"The gate's going to be bigger than it was here, so we'll do a forecast on what it may mean to the club.

"But with my football hat on I know what it means in the hearts of my players, and there's not many players that get to experience something like this in their careers, so that means just as much as any amount of money. There's a couple of things that this draw will do.

"I look at the finances of this club, I'm well clued-up on that as everyone knows. I'm involved in everything, right to the selling of the kiosks at the club shop. I know the finances to the penny, so I know what this means for us and how much this will go to paying our debt off.

"But I know what it's going to mean to some of my players too, boys who weren't told they were good enough at times, free transfers and this group of never-say-die Wycombe Wanderers players."

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