Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth admitted his side missed the presence of talisman Adebayo Akinfenwa as they lost for the first time in seven league games at home to AFC Wimbledon.

Goals from Kwesi Appiah and Jake Jervis put the visitors 2-0 ahead before Fred Onyedinma pulled a consolation back for the visitors late on.

Ainsworth refused to be too despondent at the loss as his side have been mightily impressive in the past few weeks but explained they could have done with the services of Akinfenwa against an uncompromising and organised team.

He said: "He was definitely a miss. Bayo would have made a big difference and it would have been fire with fire as they were quite direct.

"They were a good outlet for that and they scored with a set play and they showed two sides of the way they can play and we have been playing some good stuff but we never got it going here.

"They were organised and played with two banks of four and that is going to come against and teams will look at that and try and do it against us.

"We had double figure shots at their goal and they only had three of four shots and they scored two and that is the two that count."

Wanderers normally bounce back well from a defeat and they games come thick and fast with three games in six days now.

Ainsworth added: "We have to bounce back and we have a tough fixture list coming up.

"I have a great bunch and we have given ourselves a really good buffer from the bottom four at the moment.

"We have to make sure we keep the pressure on these bottom teams and a point would have been fantastic here.

"Come May, all I want to do is survive and we will see where we are in January."