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Ryan hopes to make it a family double

5 April 2013

Ryan Leonard wants to repeat his dad's success when he managed Truro City to victory at Wembley in 2007

Ryan Leonard is aiming to follow in the footsteps of his father David – and win at Wembley Stadium.

David managed Truro City when they won the FA Vase with a 3-1 win against AFC Totton in 2007.

He also played twice at the old Wembley as a player, so has plenty of experience when it comes to the National Stadium.

Ryan is now hoping he can make it a family double by helping Blues lift the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy against Crewe Alexandra on Sunday.

He said: “My dad has been to Wembley a few times over the years. He played twice there as a player and then managed at the new Wembley soon after it had opened.

“He was in charge of Truro that day and they won 3-1 so as a family we’ve got good memories of the place so far and it would be nice to continue that trend on Sunday.

“I’ve spoken to him quite a bit about it and he’s given me lots of advice which has really helped me. I can’t wait for the game itself, it’s every player’s dream to be playing there.

“It is actually the first time he’ll be going back to Wembley since he won back in 2007 with Truro so he’s looking forward to the day as well.

“There were 36,000 spectators watching when Truro beat AFC Totton which still remains a record attendance for an FA Vase match.

“Obviously we’re going to be taking 30,000 fans plus to the game on Sunday which is absolutely amazing. The lads all talk about it and we just can’t wait to be playing in front of that many Blues fans.

“It would be great to follow in my dad’s footsteps and win at Wembley. It’s going to be an amazing day for the Club and everyone connected with it.” 

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