Northampton Town countdown towards the League Two Play-off Final

  • ITV Anglia 'Fanzone' contributor Will Oelrich previews Northampton's EFL League Two Play-off Final including his score prediction for Wembley

'One more push'. That's the message from Northampton Town team captain Charlie Goode as they count down towards Monday's SkytBet EFL League Two Play-off Final.

The Cobblers secured their place at Wembley after a dramatic comeback win in the two-legged semi-final at Cheltenham a week earlier.

Trailing 2-0 from the home leg, goals from Vadaine Oliver and two from Callum Morton turned the tie on its head.

Goode says the performance reflected the harmony within the squad and they now want to complete the job against Exeter City, who reached the final after beating Colchester United over two legs, 3-2 on aggregate.

Goode, who joined Northampton last summer following a successful loan spell from Scunthorpe, now has the honour of leading the team out at Wembley although the fans who've taken to him won't be there.

Getting promoted was Charlie Goode's biggest priority in signing permanently for Northampton. He aims to complete it in the League Two Play-off Final Credit: PA

Also braced for his first Wembley outing is club captain Nicky Adams, who's bidding to complete a promotion double with the Cobblers.

Adams played a leading role in the 2015-16 season which ended with Northampton finishing as League Two champions under Chris Wilder.

He previously had the opportunity to reach Wembley under current boss Keith Curle while at Carlisle United, but their dreams were ended in the 2016-17 League Two play-off campaign - ironically against Exeter.

It's Northampton's fourth play-off final at Wembley, but they haven't won their since their first trip in 1991.

John Frain's late free kick secured victory in the old Division Three play-off final over Swansea. A year later they lost to Grimsby in the Division Two showpiece.

Around 27,000 fans, known as the 'Shoe Army' also witnessed the Cobblers 3-0 setback against Bradford, as they missed out on League One promotion in 2013.

This time around though they'll have to watch from their homes and gardens, with the final being played behind closed doors.

One Northampton supporter hoping for a special night is ITV Anglia 'Fanzone' contributor Will Oelrich.

He's planning to watch the final on a big screen with a group of fans who'd travelled together regularly for games before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the EFL season to be suspended.