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Blackburn Rovers star David Dunn chases Wembley dream
DAVID Dunn is bidding to make his “dreams come true” at Ewood Park tomorrow night as he looks to banish the memories of a hurtful individual campaign.
The Blackburn Rovers midfielder has endured a frustrating season making just nine appearances – including six from the bench – due to a mixture of injury and internal politics.
The 33-year-old midfielder though made an impressive cameo in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter final draw at Millwall and, ahead of tomorrow’s Ewood Park replay, Dunn has his eyes on the Wembley prize.
He said: “From being a little boy, one of my dreams was to play at Wembley. When we won the League Cup it was when Wembley was getting done, so I have never played there. I am itching to get through. It would be a dream come true.
“I think we have another real battle on our hands. I am confident though if we battle and do what we did on Sunday I think our quality will come out.”
Dunn has missed Michael Appleton’s reign as Rovers boss so far due to a calf injury but found himself out of favour for much of the early campaign.
Now, pushing for a start as Rovers do battle with Millwall for a place in a Wembley semi final against Wigan, he is hoping the past can be put behind him.
“It has been a long time coming and it is good to finally get a chance to get on the pitch,” he told Roversplayer.
“I am pretty honest in myself and sat there do I think I should have been on the pitch? Of course I do.
“There are times I could have cried this season, I know I can make an impact and I still think I can make an impact, so it is difficult when you are sat there keeping the bench warm, which isn’t very nice and is frustrating.
“I know it has been a difficult season and a testing time for everyone involved with the club but hopefully now you have seen the last few weeks, although results have not gone as we would like, I think it shows the club is finally, and I say finally, moving in the right direction.”