WYCOMBE Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth has called on supporters to get behind the team ahead of their return to action in League One.

The Chairboys were eliminated from the FA Cup after a 2-1 defeat in extra time against 10-man Tranmere Rovers on Wednesday night.

Ainsworth admits the manner of their first round replay exit is tough to take, failing to take advantage of the extra man and losing in the additional 30 minute period.

And has called for the focus to return on securing points as he prepares his side for the visit of Doncaster Rovers this Saturday (3pm).

Ainsworth said: “We’re bitterly disappointed to go out of the FA Cup as it’s a competition we wanted to do well in.

“The manner of the defeat is tough to take because we created plenty of chances but just defended poorly on a couple of occasions to let them back in.

“Playing extra time wasn’t ideal but you have to credit Tranmere for the way they dug in and gave themselves a chance.

“Their keeper has had an unbelievable game and on another day our performance would’ve been good enough to win comfortably by a few goals.”

He continued: “There’s no time to feel sorry for ourselves and we spoke in the changing room afterwards about the importance of putting this behind us and getting ready for Saturday.

“The FA Cup is gone now and there’s nothing we can do to change it, but we can affect what’s in front of us and that’s another big game in the league.

“The next two days are about recovery, assessing any knocks that we’ve picked up, and working hard on selecting the right team and the right approach to go out there and win.”

Ainsworth added: “It’s all about dropping the weight and going again, and that goes for the fans too.

“I know it’s been a busy time with a lot of travelling, a lot of matches and a lot of money spent on following the team, but I hope they can get right behind us again.They’ve been fantastic all season and that has helped make a real difference to the team, believe me.

“I’m so proud of how we’ve performed and the results we’ve picked up so far this season. For us to be in this position at this stage of the season is fantastic, but we’ve achieved nothing yet.

“It’s all about keeping our focus and doing what we do best, week in week out, to give our all and see where it gets us.”