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Posh & Chairboys Feeling Great Before EFL Trophy Final

16:30 Kick Off
Wembley Stadium

This weekend brings this terms BSM EFL Trophy to a close as Peterborough United face off against Wycombe Wanderers.

This is the Wanderers first ever appearance in the final of this event, whilst The Posh are looking to win it again after they triumphed 10 years ago in the previously named Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, beating Chesterfield 3-1.

Wycombe won all 7 of their Bristol Street Motors Trophy games this season, playing 5 premier league under 21 sides. Peterborough won all but a dead rubber against Colchester United out of their 7 fixtures.

Head-to-head this season, the teams played out a 2-2 draw at London Road last October, they met at Adams Park in February this year and the Chairboys ran riot with a 5-2 victory.  Young Posh keeper Nicholas Bilokapic had an absolute horror show that day gifting Wycombe 3 goals including an own goal. He has not made an appearance since, being replaced by Jed Steer.

Peterborough’s league form reads 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5, the most recent fixture was a 2-1 away win at Leyton Orient putting them 4th in the standings 7points clear of the chasing Oxford United in 7th place. Wycombe’s form reads 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in their last 5, the most recent a 0-0 draw at Bloomfield Road as they took on playoff chasing Blackpool, they remain in 13th place.

There’s a bit of needle between the 2 sides as the Wanderers were promoted to the Championship in the 2020 Covid season. The Chairboys had topped the table for a large part of the season but had lost a bit of form before it was curtailed in March. Their points per game of 1.74 took them into 4th place in the final table at the expense of Peterborough and Sunderland. Wycombe went on to overcome Fleetwood in the semi final and Oxford in the final, all behind closed doors.

The attendance at Wembley will not be anywhere near last season final when Bolton Wanderers routed Plymouth Argyle 4-0 in front of 79,389. At the time of writing, The Posh have sold around 22,000 and The Chairboys just opening up the first block on level 2 after selling over 14,000.

Posh boss Darren Fergson was at the helm when they were victors 10 years ago in his 2nd stint as gaffer. This is astonishingly his 4th Stint with Peterborough.

Wycombe chief Matt Bloomfield will be making his first appearance at Wembley as a manager. However, he is no stranger having played there twice in 2 playoff finals and was on the coaching staff when Wycombe lost to Sunderland in the 2022 playoff final.

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