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Trophy hero Ryan Donaldson targets more Wembley glory

Sunday 23 Mar 2014
Ryan Donaldson celebrates after scoring at Wembley

Despite firing Cambridge United to FA Carlsberg Trophy glory, two-goal hero Ryan Donaldson says he’s not satisfied with just one Wembley win this season.

The former Newcastle United trainee has set his sights on returning in May for the Conference Premier Play-Off Final.

In the aftermath of his side’s 4-0 victory over Gosport Borough, Donaldson said: "It’s only the start.


Cambridge Utd 4-0 Gosport

The FA Carlsberg Trophy
The Final
3pm, Sunday 23 March
Wembley Stadium



"We want to come back here and win again. That’s the aim for the rest of the season.

"I’ve certainly got a taste for scoring goals at Wembley but hopefully I’ll get three next time. That’s the aim anyway."

Donaldson was the star of the show as Cambridge United lifted The Trophy on Sunday, scoring two and picking up the man of the match award as well.

And the 22-year-old midfielder admits a brace at the national stadium has to be the high point of his career so far.

He added: "To score two goals in a winning performance at Wembley - it doesn’t get any better than that.

"The ball was perfect for the first, I didn’t have to break stride. My first touch was good and I’ve managed to put it in.

"It was a bit of a scuff for the second but it found the corner and to score two goals at Wembley is an unbelievable feeling."

But, despite the elation the players felt at the final whistle, Donaldson was quick to point out that a win at Wembley is always for the fans.

"The fans have been incredible all season especially in the last few months when we haven’t played very well and this is for them.

"The manager said this our time to repay them and we’ve done that."


By Chris Hall Digital Content Officer