Gareth Ainsworth has stated that Wycombe Wanderers’ 1-0 away loss against Cheltenham Town is a ‘tough result to take’, as the Chairboys fell to their eighth defeat of the league season.

After defeating Gloucestershire rivals Forest Green Rovers on the road 2-0 just one week earlier, Wanderers started off well with Garath McCleary, Anis Mehmeti, and Sam Vokes all testing Luke Southwood in the Robins goal.

But after Alfie May scored his fifth goal in two games against the Chairboys, in what was his fifth strike of the campaign, Wycombe looked flat and did not majorly threaten Southwood during the contest.

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The result means Wanderers are now exactly in midtable as they sit 12th in League One.

Ainsworth said: “We are considered a big club in this league now so teams will want to get a result against us.

"And when the final whistle went, the cheer from the home crowd was so loud as this is a big win for them.

“We didn’t get any luck in the game today [November 19], but you need to make your own luck.

“You have got to win those personal battles, you need to have quality on the ball and I will be working on that so don’t worry about that.

“We had the long ball up to Vokes but when it dropped, we had to settle it better and that didn’t happen today.

“Every deflection, every ricochet, every loose ball fell to them, and sometimes, those things happen.

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“Today is one of those frustrating days where they had a couple of shots on goal and deflected attempt goes in.

“But you have got to give Cheltenham credit as they scrapped, they fought and they defended at six at the back at times and pretty much said ‘try and break us down’ and we couldn’t.

“We got in their final third and huffed and puffed but we didn’t do enough that was major.

“Today is a tough result to take and we will go again in two weeks’ time.”

The defeat has ended Wycombe’s nine-match unbeaten run against the Robins, with Cheltenham’s last victory over the Chairboys coming on November 16, 2013.