Wycombe Wanderers manager Matt Bloomfield has insisted he is ‘not feeling negative’ despite his side’s 4-2 home loss against Barnsley.

The Chairboys lead twice during the contest at Adams Park, with Dale Taylor and Kieran Sadlier putting Wanderers 1-0 and 2-1 up respectively.

However, a chaotic 16-minute period saw the South Yorkshire side score three times, whilst Wycombe’s David Wheeler was sent-off just seven seconds after coming on as a substitute. 

The result means it’s the first time since October that the Chairboys had lost by two clear goals in the league, but at the same time, the club have scored in nine of their last 12 domestic fixtures.

On the performance, Bloomfield said: “I was looking forward to this game with real excitement and enthusiasm and we started the second half like that.

“We may have been fatigued but I’m not going to make excuses as we need to look at ourselves and be better.

“Overall, I’m disappointed as I felt we had a good chance to win.

“I believe we created a lot but we need to be more clinical.”

On the red card, he added: “Our finishers have had a real impact recently.

“Sam Vokes did well at Stevenage, on Tuesday, David Wheeler gets the assist for Bez Lubala and today [March 2], Garath McCleary got a knock and couldn’t continue at 3-2 down so yes, it’s disappointing when that happens [when a player gets sent off immediately after coming on as a substitute], so with 10 players against a good side like Barnsley was always going to be tough.

“I’m not feeling negative as I’m positive about how we played.

“We played very well for about 35 minutes in the first-half, we then started the second well as we had a lot of energy.”

Up next for Wycombe is an away trip to Reading on March 9.