Swinton captain Ritchie Hawkyard is hoping that he can bring home a nice souvenir from his club’s trip to Blackpool this weekend.
“I’ve been a few times with my little one and I’ve been when I was a kid with my mum and dad, it’s a good place with a good family environment,” he said.
“It’s also a good place for the lads in the off season, we always have a good time here.
“Hopefully we’re going to come away from this weekend with a special souvenir: the iPro Sport Cup!
“We have a few younger lads at Swinton but there is plenty of experience in the side as well and we all need to pull together. As a player, you want to play in Cup finals and Saturday is going to be a big day for everyone.
“It’s my first time at Bloomfield Road and I can’t wait: the club hasn’t played in many finals in recent years and it’s going to be a great occasion for our fans. Hopefully they’ll get behind us in big numbers.”