Yeovil Town left-back Jamie McAllister spoke to BBC Bristol presenter Geoff Twentyman on Thursday 16th May 2013, as part of the build-up to the League One Play-Off Final.
GT: How excited are you about Sunday?
JM: Yes, I'm very excited. I've just actually got up into our hotel in London, and we'll be there for the next couple of days. So it all starts now!
GT: I suppose the challenge is to keep the brain ice-cold, whilst the heart and stomach may get a little bit excited about it all.
JM: Yes, definitely - these are exciting times. A lot of the boys have never played at Wembley before, so that's all we're talking about at the minute. But we've just got to treat it as another game and be calm and collected on the day, and just play the game and not the occasion.
GT: You've played there before, and I think that James Hayter has also played there before. But with the lads that haven't played at Wembley, are they asking you about it?
JM: Yes, we've had a few chats about it. Obviously James has been there, and he's won and he's scored the winning goal there before. So he's had a good experience there. As for myself, obviously I lost, and so I want to win this time at Wembley. Obviously being captain, it would be amazing if I could go and lift the trophy there.
GT: It's a wonderful turnaround for you. You were released by Bristol City, and I know you had options, and you weren't quite sure where to go. But to think that you're on the very edge of going back into the Championship is a wonderful story for you.
JM: It is, yes. Obviously when I left City I was very disappointed. I had six great years there, and I would have loved to have stayed, but it wasn't to be. So you move on, and I came here and it's been a great year so far. We've just got one last hurdle to overcome, and then hopefully we will be in the Championship next year.
GT: We've got the lot crossed for you. Are the McAllister clan all going in considerable numbers on Sunday?
JM: Yes, they're all going. I've got my wife Ashleigh and I've got four kids now. I've got a little boy of six, and a little girl of four years old. Then I've got the twin girls now and they're now eight months old. So they'll all be there cheering me on. My parents are coming down with a few friends, and they'll be cheering me on.
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