Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth has shared his thoughts on his side’s 5-0 thrashing to Burton Albion in the EFL Trophy.

A second-half hat-trick by former Chairboy Aaron Amadi-Holloway succumbed Wanderers to their heaviest defeat of the season, with Charlie Lakin and Jonny Smith also getting on the scoresheet.

In truth, the match meant very little as both Wycombe and Burton were already eliminated from the competition, but the dead runner gave several development players a chance to get valuable first-team minutes, with Jack Wakely, James Clark and Connor Parsons all getting minutes.

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Speaking after the loss against Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s men, Ainsworth said: “Don’t get me wrong, I want to win the game.

“With our development squad in the second half I learned a lot.

“There’s a lot to learn and there are a lot of lessons there as we have conceded four set-pieces which included a goal from our kick-off which is huge in the game.

“These young lads need to get up to speed quickly because some will be in the first team and will be relied on with the likes of Chris Forino, Olly Pendlebury and Anis Mehmeti.

“I felt for them a bit near the end but, I want it to hurt them as I want them to know what it takes to be a professional footballer and to have a long career like your Matt Bloomfields and your Joe Jacobsons.

“Technically, we are good but there is more to it then that in football and they found that out tonight, but Burton were strong and played a lot of their first-team and it was a great experience for our boys.

“Some of our players were released by youth teams and we have picked them up from here, there and everywhere, so this is the first taste for men’s football for them.

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“We’re trying to get loans out to give them some experience, but there is plenty for them to learn as those are the ones who have the careers and improving will guide them in the right direction.

here are a few players that we need to be careful with and make sure the defeat isn’t too much of a big whack for them.

"We need to guide them in the right way and get them to do things that will give them good footballing careers."

It was the first meeting between the two sides since December 2019, in which Wycombe won 2-0 at Adams Park.