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Gav: We must treat it as a normal game

5 April 2013

But the striker says it's a dream come true to be playing at Wembley

Striker Gavin Tomlin insists that Blues have to treat the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final as if it’s just another game.

The club’s top scorer, who has 16 goals this term admits there won’t be any change in his mind set when the occasion does come around.

“It’s just another game for me,” Tomlin said.  “I’ve never been to Wembley and it’s definitely a game I want to win.  

“It’s fantastic to go to Wembley with a chance to win a medal. We’ve got to go into the game as if we’re playing a League 2 game rather than a winner takes all final at a bigger stadium.”

Tomlin is surprised but thrilled at the support that the club has got travelling down to the iconic stadium and has a little confession!

“To sell 30,000 tickets is magnificent. I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t realise the size of the club until I heard about our following last week. To take that many shows the size of the club and what can be achieved here,” the 30-year-old said.

“I’m still sorting tickets out for some friends and family, I’ve kind of left it till the last minute!”

Similarly to team mate Sean Clohessy, Tomlin has spent a lot of time in his career playing outside the Football League. Gav had spells at Staines Town and Fisher Athletic and believes that his day at Wembley will be deserved.

“I want to score a couple to be honest and if I do score, I don’t think that feeling will ever be beaten.

“It’s something I’ve dreamed about and it will be a dream come true if I play. For someone who’s been playing in non-league until not so long ago, it’s shows what can be done if you work hard and apply yourself.

“It’s been a long path for me but if I walk out on Sunday, It’ll all feel worth it.”

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