STATISTICS are everywhere these days, but one last week brought home just how different the approaches of tonight’s play-off finalists will be at Wembley.

Opta revealed during the regular Sky Bet League One season, Oxford United had 258 moves of ten or more passes this season, 22 more than anyone else.

At the other end of that particular table were Wycombe Wanderers, with just 12.

Talk of a clash of styles does not quite do it justice – they are almost playing different sports.

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United boss Karl Robinson smiled when the statistic was read out to him in the build-up to tonight’s game.

“You would say we’re both right,” he said.

“I’m sure in other aspects we’re near the bottom and they’re at the top.

“I don’t overly worry about the style of the opposition.

“We all analyse ourselves. Their style has got them to Wembley and so has ours.”

United are likely to dominate the ball tonight, but it will not faze Wycombe one bit.

They had just 20 per cent possession in the only league meeting between the two this season, a game in which they played for more than an hour with ten men, and only lost 1-0.

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But they are far more than a caricature of a side which booms it long and hopes for the best – teams like that simply do not get this far.

Robinson said: “I’m more worried about the quality Wycombe bring to a game.

“They have a very strong team spirit and we have as well.”

The U’s boss passed 500 games as a manager this season, but none had been at the national stadium.

His only experience of working at Wembley was a coach under Paul Ince, when Milton Keynes Dons won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in 2008.

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While Robinson played down the personal significance of walking out his team today, there is no doubt for the die-hard Liverpool supporter just what it means.

He said: “I’ve cried at Wembley as a fan, I’ve enjoyed winning as a fan.

“I’ve won there as a coach. It’s always special.

“I have many memories of going to Wembley when it’s empty.

“Generally it’s for FA hearings because I’m getting suspended or fined for something I’ve said, but even when you park your car before the hearing it’s still wonderful going to Wembley.

“There’s a buzz about the place, it’s the home of football.

“If you ever get bored of going to Wembley when there’s nobody there then you don’t like football.”

He added: “This is just one more push, one more adventure together that we’re thoroughly looking forward to.”