Morley: We'll Have To Be At Our Best

Aaron Morley hopes to get another taste of Wembley but knows Wanderers will have to be at their best to make it happen.

Morley’s last visit to the national stadium came as a youngster with Rochdale when he was a non-playing member of Dale’s squad for an FA Cup replay against Tottenham Hotspur.

Five years on, the Whites’ midfielder would have a more active role if he can help Ian Evatt’s men beat Accrington Stanley in their Papa Johns Trophy semi-final on Wednesday night to set up a Wembley return at the start of April.

“It was a great experience. Hopefully we can do it this time as well,” said Morley.

“It’s a massive chance for all of us to play at Wembley. Not many players do it, so it’s a great chance and hopefully we can get to the final and win it.”

Wanderers have a tough hurdle to overcome first, though, with League One rivals Stanley setting their sights on a first ever trip to Wembley.

The Reds led Wanderers 2-0 when the two sides met in the league at the Wham Stadium in October but a superb second-half fightback earned Evatt’s men the points.

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And Morley is hoping for a repeat as Wanderers look to quickly get back on the victory trail after their five-match winning streak was ended with a 1-0 loss at Wycombe last Saturday.

“We’ve been in great form. That Wycombe game is very much behind us and we’re just focusing on Wednesday,” added the 22-year-old – an unused substitute as Wanderers scored three times in 20 minutes to take the points at Accrington back in October.

“They are a tough team to beat, the way they play, but hopefully we can beat them like we did in the league a few months ago.

“I went through a roller-coaster of emotions on the bench then, going 2-0 down and I think Dapo scored late on to make it 3-2. They’re not a pushover so we’ve got to be on top of our game to win.”

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