Gareth Ainsworth was full of positivity despite his side’s 1-0 home loss against Portsmouth.

The Chairboys accumulated over 20 shots on goal but failed to get past Alex Bass in the Pompey net, with the stand-in keeper also saving a Joe Jacobson penalty in the first-half.

Marcus Harness eventually got Portsmouth’s goal to seal the points for the visitors, as Wanderers' winless streak stretched to five matches.

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Ainsworth said: “I am pleased with the boys and it’s great to see this place full, but we need to get used to these big games as we’re a big scalp for teams and that’s a real positive for me.

“I said to the boys at half-time that Portsmouth didn’t have much at all during the first-half.

“We dominated the first-half with the penalty, hitting the post and we had numerous shots.

“Teams are always going to have a spell.

“I don’t care who you are, you’re going to have five or 10 minutes and they didn’t score in that time, as they scored just after that on the counter.

“But at the end, they were hanging on.

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“It’s a great performance but not a great result, and we need to stick the ball in the net if we get chances.”

One aspect of the performance that didn’t please the Wycombe boss was the manner in how they conceded the goal, which ultimately lost them the game.

George Hirst was found after a long ball over the top that beat the Wanderers offside trap, and his low and dangerous cross was met by Marcus Harness who slotted it in from close range on 72 minutes.

Wycombe battled but it was all in vain, as Wanderers failed to get that all-and-important equaliser.

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Ainsworth continued: “We need to get back out there and create more shots on target, and that will you win games.

“It’s not like we’ve not created chances, we just haven’t stuck it in the net which is criminal.

“We then conceded from a counter which I’m not pleased with, but, we go again on Tuesday in the FA Cup and I want to win that to get back to winning ways.

“That’s part of our run of games here and then two away games in the league against Plymouth and Sheffield Wednesday which are big games.”