Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley insists that he wants to complete his revenge when Southend take on Wycombe in the League Two play-off Final at Wembley this Saturday, according to Echo News.
The 21-year-old, who has had an exceptional season at Roots Hall, conceded four goals on a rare off day against the Chairboys earlier in the campaign.
Bentley was voted as the club’s player of the year, and is now aiming to get Phil Brown’s side back to League One.
“I was really hurt by the defeats to Stevenage and Wycombe and conceding four goals both times was tough to take so hopefully we can get our own back now,” said Bentley to Echo News.
“We beat Stevenage in the semi-final and now we face Wycombe in the final so it’s funny the way it’s worked out.
“Hopefully we can come out on top because winning at Wembley to get promoted with my hometown club would be a dream come true.
“But Wycombe are a very strong side so we know we’re in for a tough test and we will have to defend much better against them than we did earlier on in the season.”
Bentley was in goal when Southend broke their record of consecutive clean sheets at Roots Hall, and has proved a consistent player throughout the season for one of the leagues strongest defences.
Following an impressive season, Bentley wants to repay the fans by winning at Wembley.
Bentley was involved with a Wembley scenario before, when he was an unused substitute for the Shrimpers Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final defeat against Crewe Alexandra two seasons ago.
“If I’m honest that day at Wembley felt like a huge anti climax,” said Bentley.
“I enjoyed the experience but while I didn’t expect to play it was still disappointing to be on the bench.
“It was even more disappointing to lose the game but hopefully it will be different this time, especially as I’ve spent a fortune getting all my friends and family tickets!”
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