Matt Bloomfield has revealed why he only decided to make the one substitution in Wycombe’s 2-0 away win at Bristol Rovers.

In an open encounter that saw over 30 shots on goal collectively, the 39-year-old opted to replace Tjay De Barr on 60 minutes for Jordan Willis after the latter picked up a yellow card at the end of the first-half.

The change meant that Wanderers shifted their formation from a 4-2-3-1 to a 5-4-1 for final the half-hour.

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Additionally, the Wycombe bench in the match at the Memorial Stadium had names who collectively have played less than 50 times for the club.

Speaking on the substitutes, Bloomfield said: “We have got several first team players out so the younger lads will gain valuable experience being part of the squad.

“But we don’t want to expose them too soon into an environment that they are not ready for.

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“Bristol Rovers away in a tight match is probably not the right game for some of those lads, so we tried to keep our substitutes to a minimum if we could.

“We’re counting the bodies at the moment.”

On the players that missed out but were included in the defeat against Burton such as David Wheeler, Sam Vokes, and Nick Freeman, Bloomfield added: “Hopefully we can have them back for Saturday.

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“We are already light with some bodies in Sam, Nick, Jordan, Curtis, Ryan, Dom, and David so the character the boys showed this evening [March 14] was very pleasing.

“It comes as no surprise from the time that I have known them so I know the togetherness we all have.”

Finally, on the performance of Chem Campbell who scored against Bristol Roevsr on march 14, Bloomfield said: "

We’re pleased for Chem to get his goal as we want to help improve his game.

"He is a young boy that has come to gain experience from Wolves and I think he is sick of me constantly screaming his name all evening!

"But he is a great kid and we want what’s best for him."