WANDERERS’ quiet man Kieran Lee will issue his own warning to the dressing room at Wembley: “Make it count!”

A beaten play-off finalist with Sheffield Wednesday against Hull City in 2016, the midfielder knows what it is like to walk off the pitch at a major event knowing the gameplan had failed.

The Owls – then 16 years outside the Premier League – were beaten by Mohamed Diame’s long-range strike, which guaranteed his side a £170million jackpot.

There are not quite the same sums at stake on Sunday against Plymouth but Lee does not want to leave Wembley with the same sinking feeling.

“We didn’t play well and didn’t deserve to win the game, which kind of made it easier in a way because they were the better team, they deserved to go up,” Lee reflected.

“Afterwards I’d watched it back and the atmosphere was so good but the performance wasn’t there, we didn’t turn up. It needs to change this time around, I don’t want to be on the losing side again. We need to make it count.

“We can try and keep things normal in the build-up but you know when you get there it’s a big game, big atmosphere. If we don’t turn up there’s no way of fixing it.”

Wanderers have found Plymouth somewhat of a bogey team in the past few years, failing to score in their last five meetings in league and cup. This season the Whites have taken one point from two games, and Lee feels a win is overdue.

“Down there we got beat but I felt like we were the better team,” he said. “Then up here it was 0-0 but we had loads of chances. We just couldn’t get it in the back of the net.

“They are one of those sides. They keep going. People are always saying that they will slow down but then you look and they have won again, they are flying at the top of the league so you can’t really say anything bad about them.”

Asked about jitters before the final, the 34-year-old added: “I am getting on now but, to be fair, even when I was younger I never really got nervous coming into games,” he added. “Sometimes people who have nerves say it is a good thing but I’m very laid back about everything.”