Wycombe Wanderers manager Matt Bloomfield has stated his team ‘needed to defend the goal better’ in their 1-0 home loss against Barnsley.

The Chairboys looked like they were heading for their first 0-0 draw at Adams Park this season in the league, but a header from Slobodan Tedic with five minutes earned the Tykes their 21st league victory.

For Wanderers, it was only the second time in 2023 that they had been defeated at home and despite bossing the ball and having more chances than the opposition, Bloomfield was not happy with the defending.

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He said: “I’m gutted that we didn’t get anything from that performance as we deserved something from it.

“But it did seem it was our throw from where they scored so I need to watch it back.

“I wasn’t far away from it but Jason [McCarthy] has cleared it and it certainly took a deflection, but we still need to defend the goal better.

“That’s not just the goal, but the throwing and the cross too.

“If we weren’t going to win the game, we needed to make sure that we didn’t lose it and that’s the disappointing factor.

“We didn’t get a result where we did more than enough to get a point.”

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During the contest, Wycombe had 10 shots on goal but only mustered one on target.

This attempt was Garath McCleary’s cross/shot that was tipped over by Harry Isted during the first-half.

Tjay De Barr, on his full home league debut, along with Chem Campbell, Lewis Wing, Brandon Hanlan and Garath McCleary all had attempts, but it wasn’t Wanderers’ day at Adams Park.

Bloomfield added: “We had so many chances through Tjay, Chem, Brandon was a real menace and they really caused Barnsley problems.

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“On another day, we would have gone into the break a couple of goals up.

“If we keep playing like that, we’ll be fine.”

Up next for the Chairboys is Charlton Athletic away on March 25.