Wycombe are still searching for that elusive first point and first goal as a Championship outfit, after they lost 2-0 at home to Swansea City on Saturday.

It is now three defeats in three games for Wanderers in a challenging start to the new campaign, but there were enough positives to suggest they are learning how to cope at this level, as they can take great encouragement from their second-half showing against one of the best teams they will face this season.

But the first-half at a windswept Adams Park is best forgotten.

Wycombe looked like rabbits caught in the headlights as Swansea raced into a two-goal lead through Andre Ayew and Jamal Lowe, two strikers who between them cost over £20m in transfer fees.

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The Blues couldn’t handle the slick passing and fluid movement of their opponents, who were playing in the Premier League only two years ago, and another drubbing looked on the cards.

However, the second half was a different story.

Wanderers had more possession and tightened up defensively, denying Swansea the time and space on the ball they had enjoyed in the first 45 minutes.

But despite their improvement, Wanderers failed to find a way past visiting goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and they now find themselves second from bottom in the Championship table.

Manager Gareth Ainsworth will have taken consolation from the promising displays of Ryan Tafazolli and Dennis Adeniran, two players making their full debuts in the quarters.

At 6 foot 5 inches tall, it was obvious Tafazolli would be dominant in the air, but the new recruit from Hull City proved he can also deal with skilful opponents when the ball is on the ground.

He put in a solid performance on his first start for Wanderers as a replacement for Darius Charles, suspended following his red card at Blackburn Rovers.

On this evidence, Tafazolli looks likely to keep his place for the next game, which is away to Luton Town.

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Another stand out performer in Wycombe’s much improved second half was 21-year-old Adeniran, who had taken part in only two training sessions with his new teammates and probably didn’t even know their names.

Signed on a season-long loan from Everton, Adeniran was an imposing presence in midfield, adept at breaking up Swansea’s attacks and getting Wanderers moving forward with some astute passes.

Goalkeeper Ryan Allsop and defender Anthony Stewart also proved they have taken the step up in standard in their stride, and once Wanderers are back to full strength with players returning from injury and suspension, it won’t be long before they secure their first points of the season.