Matt Bloomfield has admitted that the preparation for this weekend’s EFL Trophy final will not change against Peterborough United.

The Chairboys will partake in the competition’s showpiece for the first time in their history, after only reaching the semi-finals on one occasion.

But a positive run of results since the New Year has taken Wanderers away from relegation fears to mid-table safety, with a day at Wembley getting ever closer.

He said: “I was pleased on Monday with the performance levels and I wanted that on the day, especially from the boys who hadn’t played in a while.

“It was important for us [to keep a clean sheet].

“Our defensive display has been alright apart from two games where we had a four and a three, but since we’ve gone to a four at the back, we’ve looked good.

“It’s important for us to build on a solid defensive display as Peterborough is a team that can “hurt you at any moment.”

On the final, he added: “I feel fairly calm as I’m proud of the players who have taken us here.

“It’ll be incredibly proud to lead my club out at Wembley, but my focus is making sure we have the right game plan, the right preparation for the training and check on a few bumps and bruises.

“It’s my job that the excitement is tempered.

“We’ll train the same, we’ll prepare the same, we’ll eat the same food and we’ll travel in the same tracksuit.

“Everything will be the same but there’ll be a different feel about it.

“My only focus is getting training right because if we prepare right, then I believe in this team.

“For us, we’ve been here a few times in the play-offs, but we need to perform to the level that we can.

'There’s no better place to win but a cruel place to lose.”