Grimsby Town's Andy Cook desperate to make Wembley FA Trophy final
GRIMSBY Town striker Andy Cook always dreamt of playing at Wembley as a youngster.
Now all that stands in his way of realising that dream with the Mariners is a two-legged FA Trophy semi-final against Dartford.
After last night’s Blue Square Bet Premier League clash at Nuneaton was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch, attentions have now turned to Saturday and the first of two clashes with the Darts.
The 22-year-old told the Telegraph that while the prospect of reaching the final is an exciting one, no-one at the club is getting carried away.
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“It’s not often you get the chance to play at Wembley,” he said.
“Like most lads, when I was younger I dreamt of playing there so it would be great to make it to the final this season. It’s not every day that you get to do that – we’ve got a great opportunity to get there, but we can’t get carried away.
“We’ve just got to concentrate on getting past Dartford, which won’t be easy.”
He added: “Everyone at the club is absolutely buzzing at the minute.
“With it going so well for us in the league and being in with a chance of getting to Wembley in the Trophy, there is a great atmosphere around the place and it’s good to be part of it.”
Cook has become something of a fans’ favourite, despite what he admits was a less than ideal start to life at Blundell Park following his summer move from Barrow.
It took the frontman ten games before he finally broke his goalscoring duck – in Town’s 4-1 demolition of Luton – but he’s been finding the net with more regularity of late.
Now with ten goals to show for his efforts this season, Cook says he’s relishing life with the Mariners – adding that it is a far cry from his time with the Bluebirds.
“I’m the first to admit that it took me time to settle here but now I feel I’ve done that and it’s showing on the pitch,” he said.
“The fans are on my side as well and they have been brilliant with me since I came, so that really helps and I appreciate their support.
“It is so much different here compared to Barrow, and it’s been a big change for me, but it’s helped me develop as a player.
“From the first day that I came here, it was all about the push for promotion and getting back into the League whereas at Barrow it obviously wasn’t like that so that was a big change for me.
“But I think I’ve adapted to that and that’s starting to show on the pitch which I’m obviously pleased about.
“The managers have been brilliant with me as well and they’ve given me a lot.
“We’ve done really well so far this season and we just need to keep it going.
“In the league, teams around us will drop points so we need to concentrate on doing our jobs and then we’ll be laughing.”