WANDERERS are going to Wembley in the League One play-off final and, as ever, The Buff has got it completely covered.

This is part one of a double podcast helping this week, looking at a week of headlines in The Bolton News and setting the scene for the big game against Oxford United.

Marc Iles and Henry Hewitt discuss Sharon Brittan's appearance in Parliament plus the financial pressures that promotion could bring.

We debate the dreaded penalty shoot-out, and who would be our ideal penalty takers.

Matchday superstitions are discussed - and whether it is scientifically possible to have a 'lucky wee' and Henry gives us his Wembley memories, good, bad and indifferent.

We read out your emails on the Barnsley semi-final performance and bring back Gavin McCann, Gavin McCan't for a second dose.

If you've requested a shout-out then be aware that we are recording a SECOND podcast for Saturday morning, complete with some exclusive interviews and bits and bobs to get you right in the matchday mood.

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