With Graham Carey and Ruben Lameiras performing so well either side of central striker Ryan Taylor there was no prospect of Ainsworth or Wylde starting games.
It led to Wylde moving on loan to League Two side Morecambe – much closer to his home city of Glasgow – for the rest of the season.
Ainsworth, meanwhile, played a bit part as Argyle surged up the table before narrowly missing out on a play-off place.
Wylde made 10 starts and five substitute appearances for Morecambe as they escaped relegation out of the EFL.
Given how last season went, and with Adams presumably planning to continue with the 4-3-3 formation next season, it is hard to see where Ainsworth and Wylde fit into his plans.
Of course, they have contracts which have to be honoured but at the ages of 30 and 27 respectively, Ainsworth and Wylde will surely want to play first team football somewhere.
That appears unlikely at Argyle so, for all concerned, it would make sense to see if there are any alternatives elsewhere either on permanent deals, with their Home Park contracts cancelled by mutual consent, or loans.