After thawing out from our Artic trip to the frozen tundra of Doncaster, we battled through Storm Dennis to get to the Unibol to face Wycombe Wanderers and the Beast, otherwise known as Adebayo Akinfenwa.

The Wycombe fans were particularly welcome visitors as they had given us such a warm welcome on the first day of the season at Adams Park when we first played our boys and there was a mad scramble for tickets during the few days before the match.

After two successive defeats to teams challenging for promotion, hopes were not high against the fourth-placed Chairboys, despite our win against Tranmere.

Any hopes of survival this season have disappeared and there is only pride and preparation for next season in League Two to play for.

Keith Hill brought back Dennis Politic and Toto Nsiala after illness and injury respectively.

In the first half, we gave a good account of ourselves but were unable to convert any of our chances. Wycombe played a very controlled game, time-wasting from the off and were denied a penalty when the ball struck Daryl Murphy’s hand unintentionally, but under today’s rules that should have been given.

Wycombe went ahead just before half-time through an unfortunate own goal from Nsiala. This seemed to hit us hard and we found it difficult to raise ourselves in the second half as Wycombe wrapped the match up through a penalty, given away by Remi Matthews.

Concerns are being raised amongst the fans as to what state we will be in to face the challenges of League Two.

Despite our best efforts, the rebuilding of our squad has proved very difficult because of all the restraints imposed by the EFL’s embargoes.

Injuries have certainly not helped our position. Our recovery on the field is going to take time, longer than most fans' initial hopes.

The challenge for the remainder of this season is to mould the current squad into a competitive unit and get rid of the losing mentality for when we start next season.

The summer break will allow us to recruit players, but we will still be under the restrictions imposed by the EFL.

The financial state of the club means that no long contracts are being handed out, so the challenges we face are enormous. It was never going to be easy and it could still get worse.