Dobson - The fans will be important

Development Squad midfielder George Dobson is hoping for a big crowd in Monday's final
Young Hammer George Dobson hopes the supporters turn out in their droves at the Development Squad’s Barclays U21 Premier League Cup final at the Boleyn Ground.
Terry Westley’s side, who have beaten Exeter City, Fulham, Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool in the previous rounds, take on Hull City in the Boleyn’s final final at 7pm on Monday 25 April.
And a big crowd can drive the side to a positive result according to Dobson, who is a West Ham supporter himself.
He said: “The fans were vital [against Liverpool]. It was something I haven’t felt at Rush Green before. You normally get good support there, but a lot of fans felt closed in and it felt like a proper Cup tie in a way.
“The fans will be very important again in the final, for sure. We definitely go into the game feeling as though we can win it.
“The games we’ve played have all been very tough games and we’ve played very different oppositions. Hull will be different again, but we’re all very confident and we’re just going to go into that game thinking we can beat them.”
The 18-year-old has been an ever present for the U21s in the competition this season, playing a key role at the base of midfield in all four ties.
Looking back on what have been Cup classics for the Development side, Dobson said the quality of the team has shone through.
“They have all been tough games, but our quality has paid off. Exeter was a tough start and it was a proper League Two [style] game, and it was hard, but we scored two goals in the first ten minutes, which in a way, killed them off early.
“We got ourselves another win [against Fulham] and went into the next round against Blackburn. They came and were a big, strong physical side.
“Again, we scored early twice and held on for the 2-1 win which saw us through to the semi-final.
“We go into every game thinking we can win. We went on a 13-match unbeaten run in the league and Cup together, and then it’s just paid off in the Cup.
“We feel like we can beat anyone. By doing that we’ve essentially just beaten everyone we’ve had to so far and hopefully we can take that into the final against Hull.”
Tickets are now on sale for the Development Squad’s Barclays U21 Premier League Cup final with Hull City on Monday 25 April, kick off 7pm at the Boleyn Ground.
You can buy tickets at, over the telephone on 0871 529 1966* and in person from the Betway Stand Ticket Office, for just £3 Season Ticket Holders and £5 Non-Season Ticket Holders.