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Rangel: Let's go one better

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15:00 26th January 2013

. . . Defender urges team-mates to sieze chance to win first major trophy


Angel Rangel has urged his team-mates to seize the opportunity to go on and win the Capital One Cup following the semi-final triumph over Chelsea.

The Swans held off the European champions over two legs to secure a 2-0 aggregate win and a place in next month’s final against League Two side Bradford.

But the Bantams will be no pushovers following their success in this season’s competition, beating the likes of Arsenal, Wigan and Aston Villa on their way to the final.

And Rangel insists the Swans can now look ahead to making yet more history by going on to lift the trophy at Wembley.

“It was a great performance against Chelsea,” he said. “To keep a clean sheet over two games, with the power they have up front, means a lot to both us and the fans.

“The atmosphere on Wednesday night was great, similar to the Nottingham Forest game in the play-offs a couple of years ago.

“It’s a fantastic achievement, we’ve made history and hopefully we can go to Wembley and lift the trophy.”

The Swans tasted victory the last time they went to Wembley two years ago, beating Reading in the Championship play-off final.

That win secured top flight football for the first time and with Michael Laudrup’s side sitting 9th in the table as it stands, it is shaping up to be a historic season for the club in their centenary year.

“It’s times like this that you think back to that day we went up into the Premier League,” said Rangel.

“Hopefully we can repeat that again with a win. That was a special day and we would very much like another one like that.

“We want to get that first trophy for the club, and it will be fantastic for the fans as well – they have been fantastic this season.”

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