Wycombe Wanderers take the familiar road to Wembley on Sunday, April 7 for a remarkable fourth time in the last nine years, an achievement they share with giants of the game like Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.

The Bristol Street Motors Trophy has its detractors and lacks the glamour of the FA Cup and League Cup, but 46 EFL clubs would happily swap places with the Chairboys on Sunday.

Mat Bloomfield’s men won seven ties to reach Wembley, eliminating the U21 teams from Premier League clubs Crystal Palace, Fulham, West Ham United and Brighton and Hove Albion along the way-no mean feat.

It will be Wycombe’s eighth appearance at the historic home of English football where they have been victorious four times, losing the other three. They have scored fifteen goals on the hallowed turf, conceding ten.

The club’s first visit to the national stadium came in 1957 when they lost 3-1 to Bishop Auckland in the FA Amateur Cup Final.

It would be 34 years before they returned to the famous venue.

In 1991, Martin O’Neill led Wanderers to a 3-1 win against Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Trophy Final just a year after being appointed manager.

They were back again only two years later, this time defeating Runcorn 4-1 in the same competition.

By 1994, Wycombe had won promotion to the EFL for the first time in their history and celebrated their inaugural campaign in style beating Preston North End 4-2 at Wembley in the Division Three play-0ff final.

In recent times, Wanderers have appeared in another three Wembley play-off finals with mixed fortunes.

They lost on penalties to Southend United in 2015; beat Oxford United in 2020 to memorably gain promotion to the Championship; then succumbed to Sunderland just two years ago.

Considering how many football fans have never seen their team play at Wembley, it is a fabulous record for a small club from a town in ‘leafy Bucks’ and if they can add to their list of triumphs on Sunday, the Adams Park boardroom will have another shiny trophy to put on display.