The Chairboys bounced back from a nerve-jangling relegation fright the season before to reach the play-off final in May – they lost out on penalties to Southend – and Wilcox wants his side to follow suit and put a disappointing campaign quickly behind them.
“It’s a tough start, yes, but we need to try and take a leaf out of Wycombe’s book so to speak,” Wilcox told the club’s official website.
“After staying up the previous year they ended up just seconds away from being promoted to League One last season, so we can take heart from what they achieved last season.
“We know it will be a difficult first game, but I look back to the end of last season when we picked up 15 points from our final nine games.
“That will allow us to enter the new season full of confidence and knowing that we can do better this time around.”
After their opening fixture at Wycombe, the Minstermen face three games in the space of seven days at home, with a Capital One Cup tie against Bradford followed by the visit of Hartlepool and Yeovil.