"I've such amazing memories of that semi-final against Middlesbrough, but they're more than tinged with disappointment. At 2-0, they're down to 10 men, you start dreaming, don't you?
"You start thinking about your Wembley cup final suit and song and I know I did. We didn't do anything particularly wrong. It's one of those that you look back on and think what could have been.
"It was a big disappointment, but I'm still grateful to have had that opportunity with Chesterfield. I try and take the positives from it and I got my move to Southampton at the end of that season, but there's still some hurt there.
"With Southampton, we got to the final and I fancied my chances of getting a place in the squad. But an hour-and-a-half before kick-off the manager told me I hadn't made the bench.
"Although I got to the final with Southampton, I never felt part of it. Gordon Strachan gave me a loser's medal on the way back on the coach, but it meant nothing to me. I don't even know where it is now."