Wycombe Wanderers manager Matt Bloomfield has shared his views following the Chairboys’ 3-1 home defeat to top-of-the-table, Portsmouth.

Pompey took the lead through Colby Bishop after just three minutes, before Wanderers equalised three minutes later through Matt Butcher.

It was the latter’s third goal in two games.

But Portsmouth regained their lead just before the half-hour mark as Bishop again got himself on the scoresheet.

Christian Saydee then wrapped up the win in the second-half.

The result leaves Wanderer 13th.

Here’s what the gaffer had to say:

On the performance

“The first half was a really good contest between two good teams, but the third goal in the second half took the wind out of our sales.

“We’re a side in transition and we’ve made some good strides going forward and we’re not far away from where we want to be.

“We hit the bar and had a couple of moments where we went close, and if one of them goes in, it’s 2-2 and I would have fancied ourselves to get a result.

“But their goal took the wind out of our sails a bit.”

On Portsmouth

“Portsmouth are top of the league for a reason as they are a very good team.

“They’ve got very good forward players that can hurt you at any moment such as Colby Bishop.

“You’d do better to try and find a better number nine in the league.

“They’re the benchmark of where we want to get to.”

On Richard Kone’s assist for Matt Butcher’s goal

“It was a great goal by Butch and after that, I thought we had a few good moments where we looked threatening, but ultimately, we came up short.

“It was a lovely bit of vision, awareness and composure to leave it at a dead weight so that Butch could finish it off with one touch.

“Richard has been playing Non League football until Christmas, and he’s done well for us.”