Wycombe Wanderers manager Matt Bloomfield has said he will not use ‘excuses’ after his side lost 1-0 at home to promotion-pushing Barnsley.

In a tight match at Adams Park which saw the Chairboys have more possession and shots at goal, it was the away side that got the three points thanks to a Slobodan Tedic header with five minutes remaining.

It was his first goal for the club since moving to Oakwell on loan from Manchester City in the summer.

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Speaking of the performance, Bloomfield said: “The first-half was possibly the best we have played since we have been back.

“We passed the ball well, we attacked well, and had a lot of threats in the Barnsley half.

“We were comfortable going into the second half and it’s really disappointing that we didn’t get anything from the game.”

The manager also spoke about the recent injuries and travelling his side have had to face in recent weeks, but made it clear that this had no bearing on the result.

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Across a 10-day spell, the Chairboys played four times which included two away trips to Burton Albion and Bristol Rovers respectively.

The latter was played in midweek after the original fixture in January was called off due to a frozen pitch.

He continued: “We’ve had a lot of travelling in recent weeks so I’m proud that the boys were able to keep up with the energy to once again play well and show that desire.

"But the game is about results and we didn’t get that.

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“We’ve had a few injuries along with a couple of illnesses so we had to be careful in terms of how much time we spent with one another this week as we didn’t want anything to spread.

“These are not excuses as we are a challenging bunch, and the boys have put in a lot of good displays in recent weeks.

“We’re carrying injuries and have a small squad so no midweek game this week is good for us.

“We’ll get as many legs back this week and go again for Charlton next week.”