Using the Bucks Free Press, Wycombe Wanderers have written an open letter to fans who have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the clubs but sadly missed out on being at Wembley on Monday.

They write:

It has been quite some journey.

Many of you will remember the club’s non-league days at Loakes Park, on the infamous sloping pitch by the hospital, where many successes were celebrated and foundations were laid for future glories.

Since 1990 at our new home at Adams Park, we’ve enjoyed a wonderful rise into the Football League, four promotions into the third tier, two cup semi-finals and countless unforgettable memories of thrilling matches and heroes being made along the way.

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On Monday night, we entered new territory. The team’s extraordinary efforts throughout the whole season were rewarded with a place in the Championship, capped by a typically ‘Wycombe’ display of resilience, spirit, and style which saw us defeat Oxford United in the League 1 play-off final at Wembley Stadium.

The celebrations were joyous and spectacular but also tinged with the regret that we could not share those moments with you, the loyal fans who have supported us throughout this journey.

It has been a special year, ever since that very first game in August.

The arrival of the Couhig family into our club brought new energy and new hope that we could exceed expectations and fulfil dreams of unprecedented success.

Attendances at matches continued to rise throughout the season, thanks to a wonderful show of support from the people of High Wycombe and the local community.

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We endeavoured to make matchdays a better experience for everyone, and we are grateful to the support of many local, independent businesses who assisted us in our efforts. Every game at Adams Park felt like a celebration, not just of victories on the pitch, but of the coming together of people of all ages and backgrounds to become part of the Wycombe family.

We too felt the support of fans across the globe, with the Worldwide Wycombe Wanderers Phenomenon growing by the day.

When coronavirus hit, the club faced an uncertain future, but the spirit of its players, staff, and supporters continued to shine through, and we were humbled by the dedication shown by our fans in waiving rights to refunds for unfulfilled fixtures, and instead of pledging donations to our fundraising efforts for local causes.

We came through those most challenging times together and helped each other along the way.

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We now have Championship football to look forward to and hope with all our hearts that we will be able to throw the doors to Adams Park wide open to welcome you all back into our home when the new season begins.

For now, though, we celebrate our success and thank you for standing by this club through all the highs and lows in recent years.

We hope your local football club has made you proud.

The staff, players, and directors of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club.