Gareth Ainsworth says the spirit and belief within the Wanderers squad remains as strong as ever.
Saturday’s defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge made it six Sky Bet League 2 games without victory for the Chairboys, but they more than held their own, despite Anthony Stewart’s controversial red card two minutes into the second half.
“The whole game has hinged on that, because I thought the last 20 minutes of the first half we were on top hugely,” said Ainsworth.
“Second half we were the better side with 10 men, and that’s changed the whole context of the game and the scoreline.
“I know it’ll go down as a defeat but it’s hard to take. We feel really hard done by. I’m proud of the way the lads applied themselves.
“The spirit is there and there’s nothing wrong with it at all. The togetherness is awesome and I’m proud that we’ve created that.
“We’re just over a third of the way through the season and they’ve got to start believing that this will turn, because it will!
“We’ll start getting things here and there, and I’m confident that we’ll turn this around. People will be thinking we haven’t won for a long time, but there’s a big game on Wednesday and there’s a good game Saturday as well. I’m looking forward to both of them and I’m really positive.”
Josh Scowen was arguably Wanderers’ standout player on his return to the ground where he made his professional debut little over 12 months ago, and Ainsworth was full of praise for the 20-year-old.
He said: “The energy that boy gives - he would have blown up a heart-rate monitor!
“He must have broken a record of kilometres on the pitch as well because he was everywhere, absolutely everywhere, epitomising what I want and what I am.
“I said to them go out in the second half and be me on the pitch. The energy, passion, desire because I know they can also play good football and they proved that in the second half.
“We hit the post and had some real good chances. We will get some luck in the near future and it will turn for us. I just said keep driving, keep going the way you are because there is nothing wrong with the way we are doing things at the moment.”