Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth was left scratching his head as his side endured another unlucky loss, this time a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Charlton Athletic.

Charlton skipper Jason Pearce grabbed the only goal of the game in the first half but Addicks keeper Dillon Phillips produced heroics to deny Wanderers with a string of fine saves in the second half.

Ainsworth was frustrated with the result but once again proud of another good display from his team.

He said: "It is really hard to take.

"I would take a 1-0 with a rubbish performance all day but deep down I won't because I put my name to that performance.

"I can't ask the boys to give me any more than they gave here and to come away with nothing is shocking.

"They stuck their chance in and we had a glorious chance [Kashket in the second half] and the keeper knew nothing about it but the stats are in our favour.

"It is just really tough to take. I have said to the boys I put my name to that performance but you have to do that for five games now.

"That desire, that workrate. If they give that for the next five games, teams will not live with them.

"People questioned our fight at the start of the season. The one thing we have is fight and it is that bit of luck we are missing at the moment."

Ainsworth also felt his side could have had a penalty in the second half when Adebayo Akinfenwa's shot appeared to strike the hand of a Charlton defender but referee Coggins waved away the protests.

He added: "The referee said he didn't have time to react but if it has hit his hand then by the letter of the law it should be a penalty but we are just not getting those at the moment.

"I am hoping that in these crucial games coming up now we do get what we deserve."