Bridges greedy for success
Boro midfielder David Bridges is greedy for success. He doesn t just want one Wembley final to look forward to – he wants two. Ebbsfleet United stand between Bridges and his first ever appearance at Wembley in the FA Trophy but the 25-year-old is determin
Boro midfielder David Bridges is greedy for success. He doesn't just want one Wembley final to look forward to - he wants two.
Ebbsfleet United stand between Bridges and his first ever appearance at Wembley in the FA Trophy but the 25-year-old is determined to secure a play-off final date as well.
"Everyone keeps talking about how this could be a special year," said Bridges. "We've put ourselves in the position where we could make it really memorable.
"We've got the chance to go to Wembley twice and everyone at the club is determined not to let this chance pass them by.
"It's greedy but these opportunities don't come around too often."
Whether it is a youngster just starting out in the game or a veteran still playing park football on a Sunday morning, every single footballer dreams of playing at the home of English football and Bridges is no different.
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Of course, the likes of Mitchell Cole, Steve Morison and Ronnie Henry have already tasted success there when Boro beat Kidderminster in the Trophy final in 2007 and Bridges is eager to have a Wembley success on his CV.
"I'm absolutely gagging to play there," he joked. "There's a few lads saying 'yeah, it's alright' trying to play it down as if it's just a kick around at your local park. But everyone knows how much it means to everyone to get there."
Bridges is glad to put Boro's league campaign on the backburner for a couple weeks to focus on the matches against Ebbsfleet and believes the break could actually help them when they return to Blue Square action against Histon on Tuesday, March 24 in front of the Setanta cameras.
"We've been approaching each game as it comes but obviously the Trophy has got the carrot of Wembley at the end of it.
"The league will sort itself out over the couple of weeks we are away from it. When we come back hopefully we will still be in a strong position.
"The results we've had for the last couple of months have put us in a good position and this break will be good for us."
Ebbsfleet will make sure it won't be the kind of 'break' most of us look forward to but while Bridges and Co. have the 'The Big Arch' in their sights they are going to take some stopping.