Dunne: Why Villa need to lift Carling Cup
By Villa reporter
Tuesday 12 Jan 2010 22:57:00
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Richard Dunne says winning the Carling Cup would be importanrt for Villa’s young players – and for the club’s future.

The defender, one of the stars of their run to te semi-finals, says if young players win silverware early in their career, it sets them up for a long spell of success. And he says lifting the cup could help Martin O’Neill attract top-quality stars to Villa Park.

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Villa go to Ewood Park for the first leg of their semi-final on Thursday, with the home leg to follow next Wednesday.

Dunne said: ‘The ambition of every footballer throughout their career is to win something.

‘For the young lads here, the more they can win at a younger age, the more experience and the more hunger it will give them to win more.

‘If you get your first trophy, it will hopefully lead to more and breed confidence around the side and hopefully clubs will fear us a little bit more.

‘But, if we achieve that, players who probably wouldn't want to come to Aston Villa previously will start looking at us as a successful side where the top players can come and win stuff.’

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