ADAM Barrett made more than 700 appearances during his career but there is still no doubting his favourite.

Five years ago tomorrow, Barrett was part of the Southend United side which saw off Wycombe Wanderers on penalties in the League Two play-off final at Wembley.

And Barrett still recalls the euphoria he felt after Joe Pigott’s injury time equaliser took the tie to spot-kicks.

“We were 20 seconds away from losing and when Joe Pigott scored our whole end just went potty,” said Barrett.

“It felt like the stadium was shaking and even just talking about it now I get goosebumps.

"I’ve been lucky to have lots of highs and memorable moments but that was the most enjoyable.

"To come back to the club I supported as a kid, to play at Wembley when I thought I might have missed my chance to play there and win like we did, it just doesn’t get much better than that.

“All my family and friends were there and it was nice to see the club buzzing again. It’s got to be my favourite game.”

Barrett won two promotions during his first spell with the Shrimpers before returning in 2015 to play a prominent part in a third. And the former defender can still remember all aspects of the final.

“I remember it like it was yesterday and can’t believe it’s been five years,” said Barrett.

“It was a great day and I really, really enjoyed it. I took it all in more than probably any other game in my career because I was in the twilight of my career and I knew I didn’t have long left playing.

"But above all else I was excited, I felt like an 18-year-old making his debut.”

Blues’ clash with the Chairboys was goalless at the end of 90 minutes but Gareth Ainsworth’s side opened the scoring in extra time when Joe Jacobson’s free-kick deflected in off Southend goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

However, Pigott’s late leveller led to penalties where the Shrimpers triumphed 7-6, with Barrett among those to score from the spot.

“I was confident and even volunteered to be one of the first five,” said Barrett.

“I knew there was pressure riding on it and I didn’t want to miss because then that’s all people talk about for the rest of your life.

"I knew my dad and my brother would be thinking ‘oh my god does he have to take one.’

“I had missed a penalty years before when I was at Crystal Palace at Portsmouth in the cup when I changed my mind.

"This time I wasn’t doing that and I was hitting it as hard as I could.

“But it was a massive relief to see it go in. It was a magical moment and one I’ll remember forever.”

However, the after match celebrations were not as memorable.

“It was a later kick off, then we had extra time and penalties and after a game like that you’re mentally and physically shattered,” said Barrett.

"I remember Mayhem wouldn’t let us in but I was quite happy really.

"I was 35 or 36 at the time and I’m not really sure Mayhem would’ve been the place for me!”