Stags winger Smith hoping for fourth time lucky at Wembley

ADAM Smith is hoping Stags can make the Wembley play-off final so he can make it fourth time lucky at football’s spiritual home.

The winger has reached Wembley finals for the past three seasons but never finished on a winning squad.

The first season with York City he was cup-tied, the second year he failed to get on the field, York losing both, before he was part of Mansfield Town’s losing FA Trophy final side against Darlington last year.

“It’s a lovely place to go but it’s not been nice for me,” he said. “I would love to put my Wembley demons behind me and make it fourth time lucky. It’s a bit of a sore point with me.

“I have had a stop-start season and it’s been a bit frustrating at times. I’d be getting fit, then injured, then go out on loan. But football is up and down like life and you’ve just got to get on with it.”