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Danns Relishing Wembley Experience

25 May 2017

Midfielder Set To Play At Iconic Venue For First Time

Neil Danns says he 'can't wait' for the opportunity to play in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final at Wembley on Sunday. 

The midfielder, who has been promoted twice in his career, has never played on the iconic venue's hallowed turf and will now fulfil a dream by doing so. 

"This is going to be my first time going to the new Wembley. I went to the old Wembley about 16 years ago (to watch an England game) but thankfully my first time is to be involved in a play-off final," he said.

"Personally, for me, it's probably one of the most exciting feelings I've had in football. Getting to play at Wembley for the first time, at the tender age of 34, is brilliant. I just can't wait to get there now." 

It will be a real family affair for Danns, a father of three, as he looks to share such a special occasion where his children can watch him play on the big stage and hopefully get the right result.

"At this age that I'm at now, being 34, it'd be sweeter than any other year," he admitted. "I've got a young family and two of them are young boys who love football, and one of them plays football for Liverpool. It would be a special occasion for me to achieve something like that in front of them." 

An Exeter City side who finished above Blackpool in the table will be competing for the opportunity to play in League One next season, and Danns says The Seasiders must give their all to achieve the promotion they now crave. 

"We've got to the play-off final but we can't let all our hard work be undone and not turn up at the final. 

"It's just another game that we have to win. The main focus for me is to complete the task now and get Blackpool promoted," he added.

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