Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth explained it is 'game on' now in terms of the Blues' promotion push after seeing his side fall to a slender 1-0 loss to Coventry City.

With both sides offering littie in attack, the game looked to be meandering towards a 0-0 draw.

However, with nine minutes remaining, Tom Bayliss was tripped by Adam El-Abd in the box after Joe Jacobson failed to clear his lines and Marc McNulty coolly dispatched the penalty to ensure two home defeats in three days for the Chairboys.

Ainsworth was pleased with his side's improved showing from their 4-2 reverse against Morecambe but felt the result was harsh on his team.

He said: "It was a 0-0 all over that.

"I thought we were the better team in the first half and played some good stuff but second half Coventry came back into it.

"It was one mistake that the game has hinged on. They didn't have many chances today. They had one shot on target and that was the penalty against us.

"It is hard to take but mistakes are costly at this level. JJ has put his hand up in the dressing room but I will counter that by saying that we win and lose together.

"JJ has been fantastic for me for the last three seasons and been one of the most consistent players that I have had.

"It was disappointing as I thought we were good for a point but if any side won it it would have been harsh and we are the ones who feel harshly done by.

"It was a frustrating night in front of goal without creating anything clear-cut.

"It was an improvement from Saturday. We are in third and we have 11 games to go. Game on."

Although his side sit pretty in third, Ainsworth added: "Expectation has risen here because of what we do and what we know.

"I take that as a big compliment. There are 21 teams who would love to be where we are. This isn't a bad run. It is just a case of getting back to winning ways now."

The defeat against the Sky Blues meant it was the first time that Wycombe had lost to back-to-back games this campaign, a statistic that Ainsworth took pride in.

"That is fantastic to see that statistic," said the 44-year-old.

"It is something to be proud of. The boys defended poorly on Saturday and deserved to lose but in this game we made one mistake and got punished but hopefully we can bounce back on Saturday."