Wembley final will give Posh players 'confidence'

Peterborough United booked their place in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy last night, after a penalty shootout victory over League One rivals Swindon Town.

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Former Peterborough star David Farrell was a winner at Wembley in the old Third Division play-off final in May 2000. Farrell, who now work's for the club's Football in the Community programme, said "There were a lot of young nervous lads in our team at the time.

"We're obviously a young squad now but I think they'll take it in their stride and I'm sure they'll lift it.'

Posh won on both their previous Wembley visits, the first in 1992

Wembley final a confidence boost, says Posh skipper

Peterborough United's captain Tommy Rowe said booking a place in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley will give the team a boost in the league.

Rowe said: "Just to get to Wembley is going to give us a lift.

"This game alone will give a good kick into the league and every player is going to go into the next game with confidence again, and it's a good thing for the team, for the club.

"Players going into the next game will surely relish it now."

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Peterborough United secure JPT Wembley date

Tommy Rowe, seen here celebrating his late winning goal against Leyton Orient recently, scored the winning penalty against Swindon Town. Credit: PA

Peterborough United booked their place in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy last night, after a penalty shootout victory over League One rivals Swindon Town.

Posh will now play the winners of the Northern Area final between Chesterfield and Fleetwood Town on March 30 at Wembley.

The first leg at London Road finished 2-2, and the two sides couldn't be separated again at the County Ground as Britt Assombalonga scored late on to cancel out Alex Pritchard's first half opener.

Britt Assombalonga pulled Posh level. Credit: PA

However, when it came to the dreaded penalty shootout it was Posh who held their nerve and captain Tommy Rowe converted the winning spot-kick following Tijane Reis' miss.

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