Sheffield Eagles: Shaun Pick chasing dream Wembley outing

Playing at Wembley will be a dream come true for Shaun Pick should he get the nod for Sheffield Eagles’ 1895 Cup showdown against Widnes this weekend.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 11:01 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 16:44 pm
Shaun Pick in action against Barrow last weekend

Should the forward make Mark Aston’s 17 next weekend, it would mark an impressive turnaround for the ex-Toronto ace who was out of favour during the early stages of the campaign.

Pick has now been a fixture during the four-match winning run, and admits playing at Wembley would fulfil a boyhood ambition.

He told The Star: “It is something you dream about as a kid, everyone wants to play at Wembley and I'll be no different so if I am selected I'll be ecstatic.

“The lads here, we'll have never played in a stadium like it. We have players like Thacks (Anthony Thackeray) who have had a good career, he's 33 now and he's never played there so it is great for people like him. We are all looking forward to it.”

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Pick, who was one of only a cluster of survivors from last season, has seen the tough times as well as the good, stating it will be a day which the fans deserve just as much as everyone involved with the club.

He added: “The fans deserve it, you always feel there is more of them with how loud they are, it'll be a great day out for them, we'll try and do it for them.

“Being on the road for four years, with a stadium to come and a Wembley appearance. Everything is going in the right direction for the club.”