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Fleetwood Town boss, Joey Barton firmly believes that his side can turn around their League One play-off semi-final against Wycombe Wanderers, despite losing the first leg 4-1 at Highbury on Friday evening.

The Lancashire-based side ended the game with nine men after Lewie Coyle and Paddy Madden saw red, and will be without both the pair ahead of the trip to Adams Park on Monday evening.

Oxford United or Portsmouth await the winners of Monday night’s clash in the Sky Bet League One play-off final at Wembley.

“We are still alive in this and whilst there’s a fight, you’ve got a chance,” Barton told BBC Sport.

“We will go there believing and give it everything we have got. If we come up short, we come up short.

“We’ve still finished in the play-offs, we’ve still finished above Sunderland, Ipswich and some big clubs to get this opportunity.

“It’s a test of our character and we have got to climb up off the canvas, probably even underneath the canvas. We’ve got to get ourselves in a position to win the game, first and foremost, with enough time on the clock. Who knows what can happen?”

Wycombe are seeking promotion to the Sky Bet Championship for the first time in their 133-year history, but boss , Gareth Ainsworth is refusing to take a place in the final for granted.

“It does feel like I’m talking at half-time in a game, pride before a fall and dreaming of things,” he told the club website.

“Let’s get back to reality. We’ve got to make sure that we do a job in the same we did (on Friday) because that’s going to be a crucial game in the club’s hope to move out of this division.”

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