Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth has remained positive despite losing 1-0 at home to Fleetwood on Tuesday night.

In a game where Wycombe were very much second best, Paddy Madden scored the winner on 76 minutes which saw the Chairboys lose for only the second time at home in the league this season.

The result means that Wycombe drop out of the top two for the first time since mid-October, as Ainsworth’s men now sit in fourth.

But the 46-year-old remained upbeat as Wycombe continue their remarkable season.

Speaking after the defeat to Fleetwood, Ainsworth said: “We gifted some chances to them which we really shouldn’t have done, and they took one through Paddy Madden.

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“That’s what he does – he gets into the six-yard box and causes mayhem and we highlighted that before the game.

“We didn’t pick up his run and he though he didn’t touch it, he did enough to put Ryan [Allsop] off and the ball just seeped in.

“It was a speculative goal to say the least.

“We had a flurry of chances at the end of the game and none of them seem to fall for us when in previous matches they had, but we had some bright sparks tonight.

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“I thought Alex Pattison and Josh Parker did really well and Nick Freeman did an amazing job for us in the first half and it was good to see Fred [Onyedinma] back.

“But one loss is not going to define our season.

“Our season is defined by getting 53 points by mid-Feb which is fantastic.

“We’re still in that top group of teams near the top and Fleetwood want to join that pack as well, but it was tough game.

“We need to rest well as we go to Bolton on the weekend and even though our away form hasn’t been great, we seem to be winning one and then losing one at the moment.

“And if that carries on, we might get a win on Saturday, but nothing is guaranteed as we need to be organised and work hard.”