Wycombe Wanderers manager Matt Bloomfield believes his side had an ‘erratic 10 minutes’ after falling behind in their 1-0 home loss against Sutton United in the League Cup.

The defeat means the Chairboys have failed to score in four of their seven matches in all competitions this season, and this was despite having 18 shots on goal in the tie at Adams Park.

Sam Vokes, Richard Keogh, Killian Phillips, Garath McCleary, David Wheeler and Luke Leahy all went close for Wycombe, but Aiden O’Brien’s winner on 19 minutes succumbed Wanderers to a second-round defeat in the competition for the second year in a row.

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Bloomfield said: “We hit the post, the ball has flown across the front, the ball has just gone over, so it was one of those nights where the ball just wouldn’t go in.

“We went strong as we wanted to win to keep the momentum going from the last couple of weeks but unfortunately, that wasn’t meant to be.

“We controlled large portions of the game as we had 18 shots which is an XG of 2.58, so I thought we had done enough.

“We also spoke beforehand about not giving anything cheap away as it would give them something to hold on to, and from our half, it was a really soft goal for us to concede.

“We’re disappointed in that but that’s part of the game so we needed to build ourselves back into it.

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“I felt like we had an erratic 10 minutes after we conceded as we lost our way a bit which was extremely disappointing as he had to ride that wave a bit more.”

The 39-year-old also wants his team to have more ‘arrogance and confidence’ when in the final third.

This is due to the side not winning a match in over 18 months when having more ball than their opponents.

The last time the Chairboys won a competitive fixture when having more of the ball was in March 2022, when they defeated Fleetwood Town 1-0 at Adams Park thanks to an injury-time winner from Jason McCarthy.

He continued: “I would be more worried if we didn’t create opportunities.

“We’re creating a lot at this moment in time and we just need to make sure that we take them.

“The second half saw us play a lot more in the opposition’s half as we had many opportunities but we didn’t have that final touch.

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“We need to believe in ourselves a bit more and have that arrogance and confidence in us to try and execute as we had good moments, but, there were several disappointing moments too.

“There were also moments where we came up short with the standards we have set ourselves in.”

“We’ve done more than enough to win the game.”