Wycombe Wanderers goalkeeper Max Stryjek admitted that he needed to ‘save his a*se’ after he conceded a penalty in the Chairboys’ 3-0 home defeat against Exeter City.

Matt Bloomfield’s side were 2-0 down inside four minutes following goals from Jack Aitchison and Will Aimson.

The disastrous start nearly got worse when the 27-year-old fouled Demi Mitchell in the penalty area, but the Polish shot-stopper denied a third goal for the Grecians with a save from a Sam Nombe spot-kick.

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It’s the second time in as many seasons that Stryjek has saved a penalty which he has conceded.

The previous occasion was in Wanderers’ 1-0 away victory at Oxford United in October 2022.

Speaking on his save, he said: “I caused the penalty so I had to save my a*se basically.

“I just thought, ‘I have to save it’.

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“I was pretty confident and I guessed the right way.

“I just thought he was trying to go across me here.

“He’s giving me eyes to my left, and I just thought I should stick with my decision.

“I, unfortunately, couldn’t save the other three.”