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Meredith aiming for Wembley

23 Feb 2010 14:24:42

Meredith aiming for Wembley

York City left-back James Meredith is targeting Wembley after narrowly missing out on an appearance there last season. Meredith was part of the AFC Telford United side defeated by the Minstermen at the semi-final stage of the FA Trophy last season. At the time he had been on an extended loan from Shrewsbury Town.  “I’ve never been to Wembley and it was disappointing to go all that way and then lose, but York were very solid in those games and I was surprised by where they were in the league," Meredith told The Press. "We thought we could come back after going down 2-0 at home in the first leg, but York’s defence was too good. As an Australian, reaching Wembley probably isn’t as special as it would be for somebody who grew up in this country because I don’t know too much about its history. But it’s the biggest and best stadium in England, so playing there would still mean a lot to me.“It would be great for the people of York as well and I would love to play in front of such a big crowd.” Meredith clearly impressed against York, to such an extent that it earned him a permanent move to Bootham Crescent over the summer. And following a rather slow start with his new club, he has proved one of their most outstanding performers of late. But he was still promising there was plenty more to come. “I have enjoyed the intensity of playing every week but I feel I’m still far from my best,” he added.“I’ve still got some improving to do and that comes the more you get used to the teams you are up against and the players you are playing with.” The Australian-born defender was also quick to praise his colleagues, particularly recent arrivals Chris Carruthers and Luke Graham.“I like Chris Carruthers and Luke Graham a lot. They are good players and I know what they will do.“Chris can do both sides of the game on the wing – defending and attacking. He’s versatile and can get around the pitch. He can shoot and cross, as well as tackle.“Luke is an experienced, strong and solid defender. They both talk a lot and are approachable. We have a good relationship on the pitch which makes things easier for me.”


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