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Goldson Wants Cup Run

11 August 2014

Defender looking for repeat of 2011/12 League Cup run

Defender Connor Goldson hopes Shrewsbury Town can repeat their League Cup run from three years ago by starting with victory over Championship side Blackpool on Tuesday night.

Micky Mellon's side host the Seasiders at the Greenhous Meadow (7.45pm kick-off) looking to reach the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Town made it to the Third Round of the competition during the 2011/12 season before going out to Premier League side Arsenal at the Emirates, despite taking the lead on the day.

And Goldson, who played in the match against the Gunners being just 18-years-old at the time, believes a good cup run will further lift the Shrewsbury fans.

"We had one three years ago and it's always nice when you have a good cup run," said Micky.

"It lifts the spirits and gets good crowd attendances when good teams come here or we go away, so everyone here wants one.

"We're all looking forward to Blackpool. It's a big challenge but hopefully we can get a good result, go through to the next round and go on a good cup run.

"They've had a challenging pre-season but they've still got good players there.

"They've got quality in there but we're all confident we can get a good result.

"I enjoy them. It's a chance to challenge yourself against better players, and every person in here wants to be in Blackpool's shoes.

"(Arsenal) was a massive night and it's mad now to say that was three years ago. That's probably one of the highlights of my career so far.

"I said after that game it's the standard you've got to get to."
Goldson took the captains armband from Liam Lawrence in the 2-2 draw against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, after the latter was brought off as a substitute.

The defender was proud to wear the armband for the remainder of that match and believes the squad are in good spirits despite not coming away with the win.

"Everyone's happy and buzzing in the camp," said Goldson.

"We all think we should have got three points against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

"It wasn't the best performance from us but at the same time it showed that we can dig in and come away with something.

"And I was proud to be 21 and to captain the team in this league.

"Liam (Lawrence) is a good captain, he's been about and his experience is vital for people like me and the younger players, but it's a nice feeling so hopefully it does happen again."


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