Despite the defeat against Bristol City in the League Cup, manager Gareth Ainsworth has revealed the club are ‘going places’.

Wanderers fell to a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Championship side at Adams Park, with there being nine changes to the starting 11 from the victory against Barnsley on Saturday.

The line-up included seven players under the age of 23 with Joe Jacobson, Daryl Horgan, Jason McCarthy and Nick Freeman being the most experienced in the squad.

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The match saw Ali Al-Hamadi score his first Adams Park goal in the loss in front of the terrace end in what was his first start at the stadium.

Anis Mehmeti also showcased his abundance during the cup tie, whilst Jasper Pattenden, Jack Young, Chris Forino and Jack Wakely also performed.

Goalkeeper Tyla Dickinson also produced several important saves on the night.

Speak after the loss, Gareth Ainsworth: “I will focus on the positives.

“We had many players who were under the age of 22, three on the bench that have just signed who are 18/19 years old.

“We’re going places.

“The infrastructure at this club is great, but we need to be better and that when you’re playing in certain games, you have got to take the opportunity.”

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On the performance, Ainsworth added: “I was hoping we could have taken them to penalties, but I had to protect a couple of players in Anis Mehmeti and Chris Forino because they will be needed on Saturday without a doubt.

“There were some real bright sparks with Adam Leathers, Jack Wakely, Jasper Pattenden along with the experience with Daryl, Joe and Nick was needed.

“On the goals, the first is a handball and I haven’t forgotten about that, but the next two we gave them.

“There are a few defending issues that we need to get better at.

“I’ve told the boys and they know.

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“We talk about what teams thrive on and if you make silly mistakes, they will thrive on it.

“They will jump at that opportunity, especially Championship sides and unfortunately, we conceded a couple of goals that came from poor decisions.”