Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth believes it was a mistake that cost his side their first points as a Championship club.

The Chairboys lost 2-1 at home to Millwall despite taking the lead through Scott Kashket’s ninth-minute opener.

But goals from Jed Wallace, which came from the penalty spot just four minutes after the restart and a Ryan Leonard stunner, snatched the points away from the Bucks side, as the South London team went back to the capital victorious.

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Speaking after the game, Ainsworth said: “Basic mistakes on a goal were really tough to take, but I've got a good squad.

"I’m really proud of these boys and as long as there is breath in me, I’ll be positive.

“The boys really battled.

“Akinfenwa is going to make a real difference now he is back and I asked for the basics to be done for today, and we did it for 99 per cent but that one mistake has cost us.

“It is not going for us at the moment, but I am sure it will turn.

“I am hoping for more performances like that and make it difficult for teams that come here.

“Millwall had to battle really hard for their result today, and that is what you have got to do to beat Wycombe and fair play to them, as they did it.

“But it is a shame we made a mistake for their first goal when we didn’t close them down.”

However, Ainsworth couldn’t fault the attitude of his players as they tried to find that equaliser.

And he hopes the never say die attitude will be seen in their next match, which is away to high flying Reading on Tuesday night.

He continued: “It’s Wycombe – you don’t give up.

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“We have signs in the dressing room that say ‘it’s hard to beat a team that doesn’t give up’ and we don’t give up.

“We will never give up and the moment these boys give up and accept defeat is the moment I’m not needed anymore, because we will always keep going, driving and pushing.

“We’ve got boys in that dressing room who are gutted that they didn’t win because they know they can win.

“We deserved the draw but that got taken away from us so we have to wait a little longer for that first win.

“But battling wise with heart and desire, I am not going to criticize the boys as they gave me everything.”

Wycombe's next home game is against Watford on October 27.