It has been revealed that a victory for Peterborough United in the EFL Trophy final against Wycombe Wanderers will see the club ‘lose money’.

Chairman Darragh MacAnthony told the Hard Truth podcast in February after both the Posh and the Chairboys booked their places in the Wembley showpiece, that a triumph under the arch for the Cambridgeshire-based team would negatively hit their books due to player bonuses.

However, he insisted that he is ‘happy to lose money’ if it means Peterborough win their second-sever EFL Trophy.

Speaking on his podcast, which he co-presents with Bradford City fan, Philip Ideson, he said: “I was gutted for Bradford [in the semi-final against Wycombe].

“I was impressed by how dominant they were.

“It was the most one-sided game I’ve seen in my life.

"But football can be cruel and credit to Wycombe.

They’ve not had the best of seasons, but they showed resilience and togetherness.

“They didn’t play well but dug in and took their chance when it came. 

"Watching them I did find it hard to believe they beat us 5-2, but that’s football. It’s what can happen.

"I wanted Bradford to win to set up the Hard Truth final, but I also wanted Wycombe as they’ve inflicted a lot of pain on us.

“Maybe they raise their game against us, but we will just have to sure we double our efforts against them.

"We will lose money on the final if we win because of the bonuses in the players’ contracts and because Wycombe won’t bring as many fans as Bradford, but I’m happy to lose money if we win a trophy.”

Ticket sales for the final have now stopped, with Wanderers expecting to bring 15,000 to Wembley, whilst 23,000 fans will be backing Peterborough.