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‘MY HAMPDEN DREAM,’ CADDEN

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MOTHERWELL winger Chris Cadden admits joining the class of 1991 would be a “dream come true”.

The 21-year-old Fir Park star is took young to remember the club’s 4-3 Scottish Cup Final extra-time win over Dundee United.

But he is determined to get the team’s name up in lights again after a 27-year wait when they face Celtic at Hampden on Saturday.

Cadden said: “It’s the biggest day in Scottish football and all the boys are buzzing, the staff are buzzing and you can tell the fans are buzzing.

“People are wihsing you good luck everywhere you go. It gives you butterflies. I can’t wait to get out there and make it a special day for the fans.

“Everyone still talks about the ’91 team and if we go out and do it and give the fans a day to remember then that will be like us.

CLOSE-UP VIEW…Chris Cadden witnesses the skills of Moussa Dembele.

“To be part of that, and genuinely be living legends if we went on to win it, we can’t wait.

“It would genuinely be a dream come true if I could lift that trophy.

“It’s a working-class town and if you work your socks off, chase every ball, win tackles, then the fans will forgive a mistake.

“That’s what we are going to do, work our socks off and, hopefully, we have the quality up front to get a goal.”

Motherwell have twice held the champions to draws this season and were level at half-time in the League Cup Final. James Forrest broke their resistance shortly after the turnaround and Moussa Dembele rolled in a penalty-kick after Cedric Kipre was sent off for a foul on Scott Sinclair.

They have beaten six Premiership teams in Cup competitions this season and Cadden insists they can make it seven.

He added: “Maybe if you get to one, it’s the luck of the draw, but getting to two Cup Finals is no fluke.

“We are a good team and we have an identity now and, speaking to other people, we are hard to play against.

“We are underdogs, but we are going to take confidence from running them close and in the Cup Final I thought we did well.”

 

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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