WANDERERS will face Oxford United at Wembley after they held on to a one-goal advantage to beat Peterborough United in the last remaining League One play-off semi-final.

Des Buckingham’s side were 1-0 up after the first leg but saw their advantage wiped out by Josh Knight, who slid home Harrison Burrows’ cross at the far post four minutes before half time.

Oxford responded quickly and got themselves back in front in the tie from the penalty spot through Cameron Brannagan, who converted his 10th penalty of the season after Burrows had been adjudged to have handled a free kick.

Peterborough looked a threat in wide positions but struggled to create meaningful chances for the majority of the second half.

Oxford came mighty close to making it 3-1 on aggregate when Marcus McGuane slid a shot inches wide from the edge of the penalty box.

But Posh mounted a late onslaught after bringing on some height in attack, Sam Long making a superb goal-line clearance from Jonson Clarke-Harris and makeshift striker Emmanuel Fernandez heading just over the bar with keeper Jamie Cumming completely stranded.

Cumming had the last laugh, however, clawing Knight’s header off the line in the last seconds of the game, with Malik Mothersille wasting the follow up from a tight angle.

Oxford have made five trips to Wembley in the last 14 seasons but lost in the play-off final to Wycombe in 2019/20.

Brannagan is hopeful that after defending so well in the latter stages against Peterborough it can spur them on to get a result against Wanderers.

"It feels amazing to be honest, that was a really tough game. Towards the end every one of us dug so deep. It's only half the job, (The final) that's the focus now.

"I always think there's worse things in life than missing a penalty, I say that to myself, I was quite cool and I practice a lot. That was probably the most important of the season.

"The main thing tonight was winning - we've come away with the win over two legs. Hopefully now we can go one step further."

Long, who has been with the club for two decades, hailed the job done by Buckingham, who took over from Liam Manning in November after he left for Bristol City.

He said: "The second-half we knew they were going to come out, they were going to have spells. We didn't come out the way we wanted to but we stuck to our guns.

"Last year, we under-performed and we knew we needed to be better.

"The managerial change was not easy but now you can see we all believe in what he's doing, and you can see that on the pitch."