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Britt dreaming of a Wembley winner

5 April 2013

Striker says he has dreamt of scoring the winner in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final.

Britt Assombalonga wants to round off a memorable first season of regular Football League action with a win at Wembley on Sunday.

Assombalonga, on loan from Watford, is delighted to have been given the opportunity here at Blues and can’t wait to try and help the Club win the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The trip to Wembley will cap a wonderful first full season playing in the Football League for the youngster, who’s been a mainstay in the Blues first team throughout the campaign.

“All I want is for it to come round now. I’m happy to be around and have the chance to go and play at Wembley,” Britt said.

“I’ve had a great season and have really enjoyed playing for the club. It was a great opportunity that I was given when I joined Southend and Sunday will be top the season off.

“It’s been my first full season playing regular football in the Football League and I think it’s gone well. It’s been a great year and I’ve scored some goals, hopefully I can do the same again on Sunday and find the back of the net.”

The 20-year-old joked: “It’s almost as if the whole of Essex will be there supporting Southend United!  It’ll be rare to see anyone on the streets on Sunday!  It’s an incredible turnout from all of our great supporters.  We’ll be going there to get the result.

“Everyone has helped us get to Wembley and we want to make sure we go out there and do it for the fans.”

Britt’s has been clinical in front of goal throughout the season and has 15 goals for the club so far in 2012/13.  The forward is hopeful he can add more to his name, starting on Sunday against the Alex.

“It really would mean the world to score at Wembley.  It’s something I have dreamt about for a while, ever since I knew we would be playing there.  

“Hopefully I can score and hopefully it will be the winner and we lift the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy; that would be ideal.

“I’ve only been to Wembley once. I went there to watch the League 2 play-off final between Rotherham United and Dagenham & Redbridge a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to go there as a player this time around!”


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