Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth explained he was really proud of his players' application as they beat high-flying Peterborough 1-0 in a thrilling encounter at Adams Park.

A deflected Bryn Morris free kick was good enough to beat Posh, who came into the game unbeaten away from home in League One this season and as joint top scorers in the country in all four divisions.

Overall, Wycombe deserved the three points in a tight match and Ainsworth reserved praise for his side's performance.

He said: "I am really proud of the application that the boys put in.

"People will say we have defended well and we did defend well but don't discount the way the forwards defended and the way they set up.

"Myself, Dobbo [Richard Dobson] and Andy [Fairman] came up with a plan but the players have to keep to that plan and they take all the credit.

"They were dropping when they needed to drop and press when they needed. We defended so well as a unit.

"I knew Peterborough would break well on the counter but we were sharp and broke play up.

"Ryan Allsop made a couple of great saves but so did Aaron Chapman for Peterborough.

"All-in-all, I think we deserved the win."

The victory came without their talisman Adebayo Akinfenwa, who picked up an injury, as well as the likes of Michael Harriman and Matt Bloomfield who are also on the sidelines.

Ainsworth hailed the strength of the squad he has to choose from and admitted it was a crucial time of year to try and avoid injuries.

He added: "This time of year, you get injuries.

"I am sure we will have it but I have real faith in my medical staff to get key players fit for the big occasion and what we need to do.

"It is important that the squad is strong. Those who are sat on the bench will definitely get a chance.

"I thought Alex Samuel led the line really well. One game doesn't make a season but it is a good message when we do that against a side like Peterborough."