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Sean: Wembley caps my football journey

4 April 2013

Defender can't wait to step out at Wembley on Sunday

Sean Clohessy says that stepping out at Wembley will cap what has been a long and sometimes difficult journey in football for the defender.

After being released by Gillingham back in 2009, Sean moved to Salisbury City. Following a season at the South Wiltshire club he moved to Conference side Bath City, but just weeks later joined Blues and made his debut on August 7th 2010.

Sean has been an ever-present since then, and is yet to miss a minute of the action so far this season. He’s hoping come Monday, that feat is still in tact, and that he’s won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with Blues.

Sean said: “Not many players have played at Wembley, even the best players in the world haven’t played there. It’s an achievement to be on the pitch for me; I’ve had a long journey through football.

“Everybody is looking forward to it. It’ll be a great experience for me, my friends and my family to go and enjoy it.

“We’ve had lots of preparation for the game and it’s good that we have another few days to continue working with the gaffer for the game.

“I’ve felt it in the last couple of games having not missed any of the action all season, but when you’re playing at Wembley that adrenaline and buzz can get any player through.

“Hopefully we can win the trophy because it would be the highlight of my career so far.”

While it isn’t an FA Cup or League Cup, Sean still believes that playing at Wembley with the chance of winning a trophy is a huge occasion for any player, and he hopes he can be a part of a winning Blues side in front of his family.

He added:  “I have a couple of friends going, my little girl, the missus and a lot are watching the game on television as well, because it’s quite an expensive day out.

“The build up will be similar to a normal game in that we’ll still stay in a hotel overnight and still eat the right things to get the best preparation as possible.

“The final is a big thing for me. It’s not an FA Cup or a League Cup but it’s still prestigious and still means a lot to all the lads involved.”

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