Bridges determined to grab Wembley chance
DAVID BRIDGES is keener than most for a chance to play at Wembley. The midfielder missed Boro s triumph last season through injury and says it was one of the hardest days of his career. Without doubt that was one of the toughest days I ve had in my caree
DAVID BRIDGES is keener than most for a chance to play at Wembley.
The midfielder missed Boro's triumph last season through injury and says it was one of the hardest days of his career.
"Without doubt that was one of the toughest days I've had in my career and I've been full-time for 10 years," Bridges told The Comet.
"The feeling that day was empty for me. It was great for the lads to have won and to have had the day out at Wembley but I didn't quite feel a part of it to be honest even though I played right up until the semi-final."
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Bridges grabbed himself a piece of history with Boro's last goal in the Blue Square Premier and the midfielder enjoyed being part of the club's special day.
"The goal is a nice way to finish it off," he said.
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"It's been a long season and we've got the Trophy to look forward to now. I think it was a great chance for the fans and everyone else to celebrate and have a party and it was great to be a part of that."
The scenes at the final whistle against York were in stark contrast to those last season when Boro were defeated in the play-offs by Cambridge.
The squad returned for pre-season determined to banish that memory and have worked hard to do so.
"I think we knew coming back into pre-season what our targets were," said Bridges.
"We spoke about them in depth and what it was going to take to make it happen. It feels great from all of us that we've realised what we were talking about and made it work.