IT'S often a once in a lifetime opportunity for even the most established footballers.

But Saints youngster Lloyd Isgrove is about to make his SECOND appearance at Wembley in one season - and his third during his short career.

The 23-year-old midfielder has already won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with Barnsley, where he's on loan from St Mary's, this term and is about to head for the national stadium again in the League One play-off final.

Isgrove put in a man-of-the-match performance in the second-leg 3-1 win over Walsall, meaning the Oakwell outfit romped to a 6-1 aggregate victory.

The Wales international tweeted: "This crazy season continues as we get to Wembley again! Delighted with MOM"

With a comfortable three-goal advantage from the first leg, former Saints man Adam Hammill’s 18th-minute strike for the Tykes put them in further control of the tie.

Ashley Fletcher, on loan from Manchester United, doubled their lead on the night just after the hour mark, before Walsall pulled one back through Jordan Cook.

But it was from an Isgrove assist that Josh Brownhill completed the scoring for Barnsley.

Isgrove won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with Peterborough United in 2013/14.