Tony Clubb is aiming for a first ever appearance at Wembley but acknowledges that his Wigan Warriors side have a tough test in front of them when they face Salford Red Devils this weekend.
The London Broncos product is a no-nonsense figure in the Warriors pack and since coming back from surgery to remove a dead kidney, he has been successful in nailing down a spot in the match day squad.
Cluhb will be firing on all cylinders this weekend and hoping to replicate his performance against Leeds Rhinos, in which he looked like a man on form.
“We’ve been knocked out the past few years and to be 80 minutes from Wembley is exciting,” Clubb told Wigan Today.
“But we know we have hard work ahead of us and we’ll face a strong team on Sunday.
“Wembley is the only one I’ve not done but we’ve got to get there first. We have to beat a tough Salford outfit.”
Clubb also spoke about how special it would be to walk on to the Wembley turf, considering his links to the capital.
“It would mean a lot – especially with me being from down south,” he added.
“But I’ve no illusions of what we’ve got coming up on Sunday.
“I spoke to my mum this week and she was excited. Family I’ve spoken to are excited that I’ve a good chance of going down there and it’s an iconic place.