Cardiff's Joe Mason targets Wembley appearance in Carling Cup

Cardiff striker Joe Mason
Cardiff striker Joe Mason is on a good run of form in cup and league

Cardiff City match-winner Joe Mason has set his sights on Wembley after his goal against Burnley sent them into the Carling Cup quarter-finals.

It is the first time since 1965 the Bluebirds have reached this stage and potential mouth-watering ties await them in Saturday's draw.

But Mason would happily miss the the likes Manchester United or Arsenal if it improved his bid to reach the final.

"I just want to go to Wembley whoever we get," Mason said.

"Maybe it'll be the big teams, maybe not, but it'll be good for the club, a good experience.

"But I just want to go to Wembley. I've never even watched a game there, I'd love to go."

Cardiff are back in Championship action on Sunday with a testing trip to face Leeds United.

But Mason says that back-to-back wins over Barnsley and Burnley means that Elland Road holds few fears for the Cardiff players.

"It's a confident bunch anyway but after the two wins it's sky-high at the minute and the atmosphere is brilliant," added 20-year-old striker Mason.

"It's a massive game [against Leeds]... and we're going to have to go there and put in a good performance if we're going to get something."

With the Carling Cup quarter-finals to be played in the week commmencing 28 November, Cardiff's Championship game at Coventry scheduled for 29 November has been brought forward a week to 22 November, with a 1945 GMT kick-off.

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