Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth was left perplexed as he saw his side contrive to lose a game they should have got at least a point, losing 1-0 to Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park.

Kyle Wootton's eighth minute goal was the difference between the sides but Wanderers had so many chances to get level, with Alex Samuel seeing his goal disallowed for offside and Scott Kashket hitting the woodwork just before the break.

Although disappointed to lose a third successive League One game, Ainsworth was very happy with the performance from his team.

He said: "You lose games when you don't deserve to as was the case here.

"I am flabbergasted at the result because we were so dominant. We played some good stuff and had numerous chances. The goal was disallowed in dubious circumstances but you have to take it on the chin.

"In the last 10 games, I would say we have had only one really poor performance. However, performances like that I put my name too.

"If I start panicking after a performance like that, then we will be in trouble and I am really proud of that.

"We are punching above our weight. We have earned results but it didn't go our way here. Unfortunately I had to bring Scotty off and Fred Onyedinma has played so many minutes for us and we can't get players like that injured.

"If we keep playing like that then we will win many more than we lose."

After such a one-sided first half, even though the Blues were a goal behind, Ainsworth revealed he didn't need to add too much to his side's excellent showing in the first 45 minutes.

He added: "I told them to keep going exactly the same.

"We visualised how Scunthorpe would panic and we did everything but score but I think it was a great performance and it was back to more like the Wycombe Wanderers performances we have been accustomed to."