Defender says Blues' fans played a huge part in JPT success
Luke Prosser praised the loyal supporters for their ‘unbelievable’ support as Blues reached Wembley for the first time since 1930.
Defender Prosser says the 7,000+ Blues fans at Roots Hall for Wednesday night’s second-leg against Orient played a huge part in helping the team twice come from behind to ensure a place in the final.
He said: “The fans were absolutely unbelievable tonight and they played a massive role in helping us get back level twice.
“The scenes at the end were incredible, they deserve this moment more than anyone and I think all the lads are buzzing that they’ve been able to do this for the fans.”
Prosser admits Blues probably weren’t at their best against Orient, but believes thanks to the aggregate win, that will all be forgotten.
“I don’t think we actually played very well throughout the game, we just had to catch them out on the counter,” he added.
“Hopefully the fans will forgive the performance because the most important thing tonight was getting to Wembley and we’ve done that.”
Luke was also full of praise for the team spirit shown by Blues to twice come back from losing positions.
He added: “I think that just emphasises how good the team spirit is here that we were twice able to get ourselves back into the game.
“Orient are a very good team, but we matched them and got our rewards with the late winner.
“I didn’t really know what to think when we scored, I think I looked over and saw the fourth official put three minutes up.
“I knew then that we just had to dig deep and give it everything we had got to ensure we didn’t go to penalties.
“The lads were immense, we all battled extremely hard and now we’ve got Wembley to look forward to.”