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Hume: The moments we live for

24 May 2014

Striker gets set for first ever appearance at English national stadium

Striker Iain Hume says Fleetwood Town’s trip to Wembley Stadium for the Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off Final on Monday is a moment which footballers live for.

The Cod Army take on Burton Albion for a place in League One next season after beating York City 1-0 over two legs in the semi-finals.

It will be Town’s first visit to the new Wembley and Hume, who is on loan from Preston North End, believes it is a special occasion for everyone involved.

“It’s something everyone dreams of as a kid,” said Hume. 

“As a footballer you live for occasions like this. You live for memorable points in your career, and you always watch the big occasions like the FA Cup and League Cup finals.

“It’s a massive occasion. Whether it’s League Two or any division, playing at Wembley in front of your fans and your family, and on national television makes it a special moment.

“To be a part of that on Monday will be brilliant.”

The last time Fleetwood went to Wembley was for the 1985 FA Vase Cup Final against Halesowen Town.

And Hume, who could feature at Wembley for the first time, is now excited to see the Cod Army march on London once again, thanking their support during a tense semi-final encounter with York.

“We’re grateful for the support because it helps our performance,” he said. 

“For a town that has around only 30,000 people it’s brilliant to think how many will be at Wembley.

“You saw the way the fans were at Highbury in the second leg at York – it was brilliant. 

“That’s the atmosphere that the lads were hoping for when they joined. It’s support that is needed.”

Despite the size of the occasion, though, the 30-year-old is fully focused on the 90 minutes of football claiming Burton, who finished sixth in League Two, will provide a difficult test.

“It’s going to be a hard-fought fight between two teams that deserve to be there,” said Hume.

“Hopefully it will be one of those games which we walking away from thinking it was brilliant.

“But Burton are a good side. They’ve got players who have played at a higher level, so we’re going to approach it the same way as we did against York.”

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