"We're not just going there to make up the numbers" - that's the cry from Donegal's Carl McHugh who will captain Motherwell in the Scottish FA Cup Final against Celtic at Hampden Park on Saturday.
“It would be unbelievable to win the Scottish Cup, the biggest achievement of my career by a long way,” he told the Daily Record, Scotland's biggest selling newspaper.
And he added: “It’s something we’re all striving towards, we’re all going to put everything into it, and give everything to the cause. Hopefully we can do it. We’re all fully confident that we can.
Indeed, he boldly declared: “We expect to win the game."
McHugh, now 25, is enjoying a great spell with Motherwell, having moved to the Scottish club from Plymouth Argyle.
Previous clubs also include Bradford City and Reading.
From Lettermacaward, McHugh played Gaelic football in his youth for Na Rossa, where he was coached by current Donegal boss Declan Bonner.
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Here's an insight into the lighter side of things for the professional footballer. Find out what superhero Carl McHugh would like to be?
Celtic fans will considerable outnumber those from Motherwell, but the latter have sold out their ticket allocation of 12,700 seats.
McHugh has scored a number of cracking goals, including this one below in the cup win over Hearts in March.
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