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Daws Wembley dreaming...

Posted on 6 January 2009  - 12:00

Michael Dawson is itching to get to Wembley as much as anyone having been forced to sit out last year's Carling Cup Final.

Daws Wembley dreaming...

Michael Dawson is itching to get to Wembley as much as anyone having been forced to sit out last year's Carling Cup Final.

Now we face Burnley at the semi-final stage with the first leg tonight at The Lane, so the defender is determined to make it to the world famous stadium again.

He was part of the side which memorably defeated Arsenal over two legs at this stage of the competition last season before he picked up his ‘heartbreaking' injury that kept him out of the Final.

So he has called on the spirit of last season to see us through what he knows will be a tough tie against the Championship side - who have already eliminated three Premier League clubs from this year's competition.

"Last year was a memorable year for the Club and the semi-final against Arsenal was fantastic," said ‘Daws'. "If we can get a win tonight to set us up for the trip to Burnley, it will be great.

"I missed last year's final, which was heartbreaking for me, but it was about the Club winning the Cup at the end of the day.

"Saying that, for me to get there this year will be fantastic and something I really want to do.

"But it will be a tough game tonight and we've got to make sure we do the job properly because they've knocked out some good teams in the earlier rounds."

Victory tonight will make it two wins on the bounce in knockout competition after our FA Cup win over Wigan on Friday.

And Michael hopes success in cup games breeds the confidence to help improve our league form.

"Winning football matches breeds confidence, and although our main focus has been to climb out of trouble in the league, we want to win every match we go into.

"It was a good win against Wigan and now there's tonight's game in the Carling Cup, and another win will hopefully take that confidence into the league."