‘This would be a per­fect end to tes­ti­mo­nial year’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PLAY-OFF FINAL PREVIEW -

LOYAL Wan­der­ers vet­eran Matt Bloom­field be­lieves a win at Wem­b­ley will be the per­fect end to his tes­ti­mo­nial year.

The 31-year-old (pic­tured) has been in the play-offs twice be­fore with the Chair­boys but has failed to reach the show­piece on both oc­ca­sions.

His first dis­ap­point­ment was a 2-1 ag­gre­gate loss to Chel­tenham in 2006, while Wy­combe’s sec­ond at­tempt saw them de­feated 2-1 on ag­gre­gate against Stock­port County in 2008.

Bloom­field made it third time lucky this year though as the Blues knocked out Ply­mouth to book their date with des­tiny and the stal­wart reck­ons a win at Wem­b­ley would ful­fill a life­long dream

He said: It’s one thing that I’ve never done in my ca­reer and it’s the one thing I’ve al­ways wanted to do. It would be a sen­sa­tional way to end the tes­ti­mo­nial year.

“Win­ning at Wem­b­ley with Wy­combe would mean a great deal. I’ve been here a long time and been through a lot of ups and downs with the club.

“I know every­body be­hind the scenes and on the ter­races. I’m so lucky to have been able to play for a club that I love. I’ve re­ally be­come part of it here, so to be able to get us pro­moted would mean so much to me.

“We came so close to get­ting rel­e­gated last year and it was hor­ri­ble to spend that time at the club. I didn’t want to be part of the team that got rel­e­gated, so to get pro­moted this year would be amaz­ing.”

Bloom­field has been at the club since 2003 af­ter join­ing from Ip­swich Town and has made more than 300 ap­pear­ances

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