Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth bemoaned his side's defensive display as they lost 4-2 at Peterborough United which made it four defeats on the spin in League One.

Marcus Maddision was the main inspiration for the home side, scoring two and assisting two as Wanderers failed to keep the playmaker under wraps.

Matt Godden's brace made it 2-0 after just 10 minutes but the Blues fought back twice thanks to a Ryan Tafazolli own goal and a Matt Bloomfield strike on his 500th career appearance to make it 3-2 before Maddison wrapped it up.

Ainsworth said: "It was a poor display defensively.

"I love the boys and their efforts but as a team we lost together and didn't defend well enough.

"If you come to Peterborough and score two goals, you have done well but you have to shut out at the other end and we weren't good enough at doing that.

"Maddison is a star in this league and has been tipped for big things but we gave him too much respect.

"When we got the ball, our passing wasn't as crisp as it has been but we created some good chances.

"When you concede four goals, you are asking a lot to get something from the game."

There were a couple of positives for Wycombe with Bloomfield's milestone goal and Nick Freeman outstanding from wide.

Ainsworth added: "Nick was outstanding for us.

"He was a real threat going forward all the time. Nick has worked on his game and his physicality and I am really pleased and he deserves all the plaudits he gets."

With Wycombe just six points off the relegation places, Ainsworth added: "People thought I was crazy when I said we would be in a relegation battle all season and it looks as though I am being proved right.

"I wanted to fall flat on my face and say we aren't in a relegation battle but we always have been.

"This is going to be all about beating the teams around us and we have these six-pointers coming and I am looking forward to getting my teeth into them."