Wycombe’s Gareth Ainsworth aiming for fairytale FA Cup win at Aston Villa

• Manager eyes replay upset 15 years after club played in semi-final at Villa Park
• Ainsworth has sympathy for Rémi Garde over Villa’s Premier League plight

Gareth Ainsworth has expressed sympathy for Rémi Garde’s position at Aston Villa but still believes Wycombe Wanderers can create more FA Cup history, 15 years after they reached the semi-finals of the competition at Villa Park.

Wycombe will take 4,000 supporters to Birmingham for the third-round replay on Tuesday night, having held the Premier League’s bottom team to a 1-1 draw at Adams Park. The game is expected to generate more than £100,000 for the League Two side, who played Liverpool in the 2001 semi-finals following a remarkable Cup run under Lawrie Sanchez.

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