Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth remained positive despite his side being knocked out of the FA Cup by League Two Hartlepool United.

Mark Cullen’s first-half strike eliminated the Chairboys in the 1-0 defeat at Adams Park, which not only secured Pools’ first win at the stadium since 2007, but it stretched Wycombe’s winless run to six games in all competitions.

The defeat means Wycombe are now out of all the domestic cups, with their remaining fixtures for the season all being league matches.

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The full-time whistle was met with a small chorus of boos from the home fans, but Ainsworth is remaining positive, despite his side not scoring in their last three home matches. 

He said: “We created so many chances but we’re not sticking it in the goal.

“We’ve had chances and really, there was little threat from them.

“They had a couple of chances but one of them went in, and that’s the game sometimes.

“I said to the boys that there are a couple of things that we can improve on without a shadow of a doubt, but it’s going to come at some stage, a team is going to get a battering from us.

“These chances and opportunities will go in, but I am gutted for the boys.

“I have total belief in them, and I think this run has been compounded by cups such as the Papa John’s Trophy and two FA Cup matches.

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“You take that out of it, and it’s only two defeats in the league.

“However, it’s all positive and I’m looking forward to Thursday.

“There will be no toys out of the pram or throwing tea cups – that’s not my style.

“The only thing we can do now is focus on Bolton.

“We’ll get in on Thursday and we’ll work really hard on Bolton Wanderers and if we keep playing how we are doing, we will win games.”

The loss means Wycombe will now have a free weekend on December 5.