SIMON WANTS AN ARCH DOUBLE
SIMON Eastwood cannot wait to play at Wembley for the first time when Oxford United face Coventry City in the Checkatrade Trophy final – but the goalkeeper admits that getting to a play-off final would mean a whole lot more.
The U’s saw off Luton Town 3-2 on Wednesday to book their spot at Wembley on April 2, but Eastwood is only concentrating on their league form.
Michael Appleton’s side were six points outside the play-offs before yesterday’s clash with Bristol Rovers.
“To get a chance at Wembley is something no-one would turn their nose up at,” Eastwood said.
“No disrespect to the competition, but I want to play there in the play-off final, which would be massive for the club.
“There are that many games coming up, the manager has said we’ve got to forget about the final.”
Eastwood has played a key role this season, with only Fleetwood Town conceding fewer league goals before yesterday.
And the 27-year-old believes his side could make a second Wembley trip. “With the momentum we’ve built, we have found a way to stay in games,” he added. “Now we have more of a settled side, everyone knows each other’s strengths and weaknesses.”
HUNGRY: Simon Eastwood