Liverpool winger Downing eager for Carling Cup glory

Liverpool winger Stewart Downing hopes to taste Carling Cup glory next week.

Liverpool winger Stewart Downing hopes to taste Carling Cup glory next week.

Npower championship high-fliers Cardiff, no strangers to Wembley themselves as this will be their third appearance in five years having lost the 2008 FA Cup final and 2010 Championship play-off, will obviously have other ideas.

"The first one I was an unused sub for Middlesbrough. I would have liked to have played but I was still involved," he said.

"The second one for Villa against United - a few things didn't go our way.

"Nemanja Vidic could have been sent off early on and we were a little bit unlucky on the day.

"It would have been nice to finish with a medal but it wasn't to be.

"Hopefully this time around I'll get one."

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