Wycombe winger David Wheeler has admitted that the supporters would have made a difference in the Chairboys’ opening day defeat to Rotherham.

The club’s first-ever fixture in the Championship looked like it was heading for a 0-0 draw, before Michael Ihiekwe scored the winner for the Millers in the 92nd minute of the match.

It was a cruel and heart-breaking way for Gareth Ainsworth’s men to start off their season.

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And Wycombe’s number seven was positive that if fans were allowed in the stadium, their support would have been crucial to helping the Chairboys avoid defeat.

The former MK Dons and QPR man said: “There would have been a different feel if fans were here and I don’t doubt that if we had a full house, it would have been a better result as they would have given us an edge.

“But this is the same for each team - we wish the fans were here.

“If you followed us last season, it was a big part of why we did so well because every tackle, every header, every positive thing that we did, there was a big roar and teams didn’t like coming here.

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“So, we wish they were here.”

On the performance, Wheeler added: “The dressing room is deflated.

“It was a 0-0 game, but we can’t complain as we didn’t defend the corner well enough, so we have to go right to the very end.

“We’re still excited for the season but we need to learn quickly and try to answer the questions that are given to us.”