Wells vows to make the most of special day
Nahki Wells is determined not to let the big occasion get the best of him in Sunday’s League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.
Wells and his Bradford City teammates will face Premier side Swansea for the showpiece at the iconic stadium.
“These opportunities are rare and sometimes the occasion gets the best of people, but I can assure it won't happen to me,” Wells told
The Royal Gazette.
In the lead up to the cup final the former Dandy Town player has done his best to keep his mind focused on the present rather than on Wembley.
“I haven't been mentally focused on the final because we had league games to focus on prior to it,” he said. “Obviously those are out of the way now, so I'm looking forward to the occasion and going out there and doing the best I can and enjoy it really.”
Wells said the buzz in and around Valley Parade ahead of the Bantams League Cup Final showdown with the Swans has been phenomenal and he expects his team’s supporters to come out in throngs to will them on to victory at Wembley.
“The support is great and to make it to a cup final I expected us to have a great turnout,” he said. “I knew we would sell 30,000 tickets with no problem and we could possibly sell out Wembley realistically.
“It's good to have that support and I'm just proud for the city and fans that they have something to look forward to and enjoy.”
The Bantams are bidding to become the first fourth tier team to win a major English domestic cup final. They are the first fourth division side to reach a major cup final in 51 years.
En route to the final Wells and his Bradford teammates ousted Premier sides Wigan Athletic, Arsenal and Aston Villa. They also beat League One side Notts County and Championship side Watford in the opening two rounds.
Wells has scored three goals in this season’s League Cup to date, including a brace against League Two rivals Burton Albion in the third round.
The Bermuda international is Bradford’s leading goal scorer this term with 18 goals in all competitions.
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