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Mason's mission

Posted on 28 January 2015  - 08:15

Ryan Mason knows better than most the challenge ahead as we attempt to reach the final of the Capital One Cup tonight.


We travel to Sheffield United for the second leg of our semi-final with a 1-0 lead from the first leg last week. The winners will face Chelsea in the final at Wembley on Sunday, March 1.

Ryan, who returned from injury in the first leg, stepped out at Bramall Lane last season during his loan spell with Swindon Town in League One.

“I’m sure the atmosphere will be amazing,” he said. “We’ve over 5,000 fans travelling, that’s incredible. I played there last season when I was on loan at Swindon and Bramall Lane is a great place to play. It will be a special night.

“It will be a proper cup-tie now, a one-off game. We’ve got a lead from the first leg, I’m sure they will come at us and it will make for an exciting match.

“It’s a massive game for us. There were a lot of shocks in the FA Cup at the weekend and we’ll take nothing for granted, we’ll go there and treat it like a cup final and it is to us anyway, we all want to get to Wembley and play in the final itself.”

Ryan would love to step out at the home of football. “We’ve a young squad and a lot of us haven’t played at Wembley,” he added. “For me personally, being an English player, it would be special. It would be a dream to achieve that.”