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Carrick won't be fazed by the big occasion, insists young gun Foster

By Graham Luney

Seanna Foster says Carrick Rangers will have a fearless approach when they take on Ballymena United in the NI League Cup final at Seaview on Saturday.

The 19-year-old defender, who is on a season-long loan from Linfield, is confident Aaron Callaghan's side can upset the odds and conquer the Sky Blues in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

"We can only beat who's there in front of us," said Foster, who joined the Blues from Sheffield Wednesday in 2015. "In the Cup run already, we've done that and that's why we're in the final. Now we want to take another step up.

"Since Aaron (Callaghan) and his backroom staff have come in, all the lads have been putting the work in. Over the last few weeks, it's slowly but surely coming on. The win over Ards (4-0) didn't shock the lads as a performance. We know we can do it. Showing it on the pitch was brilliant."

Foster works alongside United defender Johnny Flynn so he's desperate to net the bragging rights.

"If I win, he won't hear it enough," said the former Northern Ireland Under-17 skipper. "I'll bring the trophy into work and set it on the desk in front of him. If it's the other way round, I'll be taking a couple of days off."

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