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WEMBLEY: 'It would mean everything to everyone involved at the club to win' says skipper Willis

Shaun Reynolds 30th Mar, 2017 Updated: 30th Mar, 2017

IT would mean everything to everyone involved at the club if we win this trophy.

Those are the words of Coventry City skipper Jordan Willis as the Sky Blues prepare to play at Wembley on Sunday afternoon in the Checkatrade Trophy Final against Oxford in front of 43,000 plus Coventry fans.

The 22-year-old, who made his Sky Blues debut more than five years ago, said he’s not surprised at the amount of Coventry fans making the trip to Wembley – and he hopes his team can give them something to cheer about.

He added: “Everyone around the changing room is excited.

“The two wins prior to the final have given us a massive lift and confidence boost ahead of the game. Yes our form in the cup has been good but those two league wins are huge.

“There’s no reason why our form in this competition has been better. Everything leading up to league and cup games is the same.”

Jordan Willis

Willis’ first Sky Blues game took place in November 2011 against Southampton in a Championship fixture.

At the time it made him Sky Blues’ tenth youngest player.

And now he’s hoping to lead Coventry out on the pitch for their first Wembley final in 30 years.

He said: “It’s every boy’s dream to lead their team out at Wembley. That moment will be surreal.

“I’ve dreamt of walking up those steps and lifting the trophy, it’s happened a couple of times.

“I have been to Wembley before to watch two games but playing on the pitch will obviously be a bit different.

“Some players are cup tied so there will have to be some reorganisation at the back but we’re all used to playing with each other.”

Though two wins against Port Vale and Bristol Rovers have boosted Sky Blues’ confidence ahead of Sunday’s game, Oxford have also tasted success.

They put five past Bury on Tuesday night at home – underlining their threat in front of goal. But Oxford’s result from Tuesday meant little to Willis.

He said: “That doesn’t daunt me. We’re coming off the back of two wins – it will be a good game.

“We’re going down to Wembley on Saturday to get a feel for the place which is good.

“To win would mean everything for everyone involved at the club.”

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