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Good covets a cup double

There is something special about playing at one of these isles' national stadiums for a cup final.

The big day out, the chance to experience a fresh, unique venue that - unless you are in SPFL League 2 and playing Queen's Park - usually falls far from the season's beaten path.

Curtis Good, the Dundee United defender on loan from Newcastle, played at Wembley last season in the Capital One Cup final with Bradford City, and now he wants to repeat the achievement in Scotland.

He'll have to settle for Celtic Park, of course, this year, the tractors and trucks having long since removed the hallowed turf of Hampden in preparation for the much-anticipated arrival of the various exotic teams of the Commonwealth.

But the trophy for winning the William Hill Scottish Cup remains the same, and only St Mirren stand between Good and a semi-final berth; they play on Sunday at Tannadice.

"Cup runs can be awesome for any club," said Good. "Looking back, it was a very exciting occasion [reaching the final with Bradford]. I played left-back at Wembley in the final, it wasn't the best game for us as we got beat 5-0 by Swansea. [But] I know what it takes to get a cup run.

"From a personal point of view, it would be brilliant for someone as young as myself to say that I have played in two cup finals - one north and south of the border."

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