Wycombe Wanderers manager Matt Bloomfield has admitted ‘there’s been a lot of noise and talk’ in recent weeks following the club’s poor league form.

The Chairboys have won one in 17 league outings, but are through to the semi-finals of the EFL Trophy following a resounding 4-1 home victory against the Brighton & Hove Albion U21s on January 31.

It’s the first time the Adams Park side have reached the final four of the competition since 2017, where they will play either Peterborough United, Bradford City or Blackpool.

He said: “I’m so glad to have reached this far in the competition.

“It adds to the excitement of the group as the lads have been looking forward to this game for a couple of weeks, but we need to put this to bed, enjoy the draw on Friday night and look ahead to Cheltenham.

“There’s been a lot of noise and talk about this group in the last few weeks so I’m glad they managed to get through.

“They played well, had a goal threat, passed the ball brilliantly and we could have got a few more.

“To get through to a semi-final with a nice big home win is a great feeling.
“To score those three goals at the end of the first-half in the way that we did set us up nicely and I’m so excited to be in the semi-final.

“I’m pleased for these boys as they’ve got something to look forward to.

“We could have had a few more wins in the league but we don’t, so I’m so happy for the players, our supporters and all around, it’s been a great day.”

The fixture will take place on either February 20 or February 21.

The clash against the young Seagulls was played one day before the last day of the transfer window, in which he teased that a couple of players could join.

The club already signed Bez Lubala and Matt Butcher 48 and 24 hours before the conclusion of the window.

Bloomfield added: "We’ve got another couple of things in the pipeline as we want to make sure that we’re ready for the end of the season.

"If we get a couple of knocks in the same area of the pitch, we’ve got to be ready to go.

"We’re still talking, but we won’t rush anything through for the sake of it."