Wycombe player-manager Gareth Ainsworth claims his side should fear no-one in npower League Two after they climbed out of the bottom two with victory over 10-man Burton.
Matt McClure made it four goals in a week as he followed up his midweek brace against Rotherham with another two strikes against the Brewers, who had their captain Zander Diamond sent off.
Ainsworth said: "I think that we don't have to fear anyone in this league after that result and I've believed that since I took over. It's coming to fruition now - I knew we weren't going to win every game but I think today has proved that we'll win more than we'll lose.
"The first half was a real battle against the elements and 11 men and at half-time the players were tired as though they had played 90 minutes.
"I said to them that this is where we can go forward and they'll be the ones up against it and they did exactly as I said.
"Matty is an out-and-out goalscorer because he is one of those strikers that plays as high as he can and is almost offside half the time. I believe in Matty, I believe he can score and that he can be our double-figure man this season if he can continue the way he is going."
Wycombe took the lead in the 13th minute when McClure followed up after Burton goalkeeper Dean Lyness pushed out Joel Grant's shot to squeeze in from close range.
The hosts were given a major boost when Diamond was dismissed after he was judged to have bundled over McClure and Grant rolled in the resulting penalty. McClure made the points safe six minutes later when he slammed in a rebound after Lyness had denied Bruno Andrade.
A disappointed Burton boss Gary Rowett said: "It was pretty awful with 10 men but whatever way you look at it, the referee has changed the game. I didn't agree with the decision for the penalty and definitely not for the sending off, but I felt after that that we should have got to grips with the game.
"First half we weren't quite good enough but we still got into some good areas and put some balls into the box that we needed to do more with and forced eight or nine corners. We needed to capitalise on that but one decision can change an awful lot of things."