Gareth Ainsworth believes that despite falling to a 1-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday, Wycombe ‘more than matched’ their opponents.

The game was settled in the 13th minute through an incredible Will Vualks screamer at Adams Park, with the loss being Wanderers’ fourth at home in the league this season.

The result was a rarity for the Chairboys, as it was only the fifth time since the start of last season that they had failed to score in a league match at home.

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Speaking on the performance, Ainsworth said: “We have had narrow defeats against Plymouth and Sheffield Wednesday, so we are not getting torn apart.

“It shows just how far we have come as a club.

“I remember playing for Wycombe at Sheffield Wednesday when they were promoted and we were relegated from League One [in May 2012].

“We were a country mile away from that team, but now, we’re very close and we more than matched them.

“It shows how solid we have been when we have played teams who can match us.

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“I love where we are in terms of our style, how we are playing, and how we are going about our business and I firmly believe we can be driving towards that top six.”

Out of the 10 matches between the two clubs, Wycombe have won two of those fixtures.

Both of those victories ended with a 1-0 scoreline.