An emotional Jason McCarthy urged his team-mates to dig deep in the coming weeks as Wycombe suffered a late hammer blow on Saturday, losing 2-1 to Shrewsbury Town.

McCarthy's first goal of the season gave the Chairboys the lead in a game they were in control of before the Shrews hit back with two late goals to win it.

The defender said: "We have to look inwards now.

"I think everyone has to look at their own personal performance and what they are contributing and realise the severity of the situation.

"We need to stay positive because for 85 minutes we dominated the game but big mistakes are costing us and we need to stamp this out quickly and rectify it.

"Obviously people will be playing next weekend and can close in on us but we have two weeks to rectify what is going on late on in games and stamp it out."

McCarthy scored a free kick to grace any stage in football but he admitted the strike doesn't mean anything now that Shrewsbury grabbed the win.

He added: "It doesn't really mean anything but it was obviously nice to score and I wish it would have been the winner and I felt like it was going to be and I thought it was going to be a really good day for the team and me personally but it wasn't to be."

The Blues now face local rivals Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium on March 30 in what will be a massive game for both sides.

McCarthy said: "What a big game it is next. A derby game and two teams trying to stay in League One.

"It will be a big occasion and we need to come away with the three points and raring to go."