Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth expressed his disappointment at being dumped out of the Leasing.com Trophy following his side's 2-1 loss to Fulham U21s at Adams Park.

Jayden Harris opened the scoring for Fulham before Rolando Aarons equalised for the hosts minutes into the second half.

However, Timmy Abraham, younger brother of England and Chelsea star Tammy, sealed victory for the visitors and in turn, saw the Blues knocked out at the group stages following their first game defeat to Stevenage.

Ainsworth said: "We haven't got the squad to play too many games but that is no excuse at all.

"I wanted to win the game. There is prize money on it and there is pride and as footballers you want to win every game.

"So I just wanted the win tonight and unfortunately we haven't got it but we lost to Stevenage a few weeks ago and bounced straight back so I am hoping to see that on Saturday so I don't want a hangover from this.

"There are a few things to put right and there is a learning process for some players and some of the guys are still in the fledgling stages of their careers.

"Jamie Mascoll, Cameron Yates, Jacob Gardiner-Smith, Nnamdi Ofoborh, they are all in single figures for league appearances and it is important to remember they are still learning the game.

"I will be making sure that they get the right feedback and they will be stronger players for that."

There was a bit of a talking point at 1-1 when Josh Parker had a goal disallowed. The goal seemed to stand for over a minute before the assistant referee changed his mind, a decision which baffled Ainsworth.

He said: "I have seen the video and the goal was rightly ruled out. What I can't understand is why it took three minutes for the linesman to put his flag up.

"I don't know what has changed his mind. He has eventually got the correct decision but I thought he may have just given us the goal even though Josh was offside.

"I don't know why he has come to that conclusion so late.

"There were also a couple of shouts for penalties. There was one challenge on Scotty in the first half which was quite hard and not given and moments later, the referee gives on for a similar challenge outside the box.

"You have to be consistent. If you aren't going to give the penalty one then you can't give the one outside the box and that is something the referees have got to clamp down on.

"We were second best first half so there are no grumbles from me."