DARREN Ferguson says his players are ready to go all the way in order to reach Wembley.

Bristol Street Trophy winners Peterborough United take on Oxford United tonight looking to book their place against Wanderers in the League One play-off final but will have to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first game.

Elliott Moore’s header separated the two sides in a tight game at the Kassam Stadium last weekend but Ferguson maintains his team is will to do whatever is required to make their way through.

He told the Peterborough Telegraph: "We’ve had a good look at Saturday’s performance in terms of what we did well and what we did not so well. The goal came out of the blue as we defended really well and if we take the way we finished that game into the start tomorrow I will be confident of getting the result we need.

"On the first day of pre-season, at the start of hundreds of training sessions, we would have taken a chance of winning one home game to reach Wembley and then one more game to win promotion.

"Of course we wanted automatic promotion, but play-off matches are fantastic occasions and we felt having the second leg at home would give us an advantage. The equation is simple now. We must beat Oxford over 90 minutes and if we need extra time then so be it.

“We would love a fast start, but it’s not the be all and end all. Oxford might score the first goal and then we would need to score three times to get through, but it’s important we react to any situation that develops and then find a solution.

"Most importantly we need to play with conviction and belief, as we did towards the end of the first game. We will have to tweak one or two things tactically and give one hell of a performance to get through, but we are at home and we are strong at home.

“The players are ready, there’s no question about that.”

Oxford head coach Des Buckingham knows the tie is far from over.

“We know they will come out against us,” he said.

"They play good football and have some really exciting players but so have we.

"Anyone watching the game will see a very good game of football for League One.

"We will focus as much of our attention on us. We know we will pay respect to Peterbourgh who have had a good season and won the trophy at Wembley.

"At the same time, we've shown we can not only compete but we can come away from important fixtures when the pressure is on and put ourselves in the best position."