MATT Gilks claims no-one in the Seasiders dressing room has even mentioned Wembley.
Ahead of tomorrow’s play-off second leg at Birmingham, the keeper says everyone at the club has his feet firmly on the ground and is acutely aware the team still have much to do to earn a place in the final against West Ham on Saturday week.
Manager Ian Holloway is expected to name an unchanged side as Pool take a 1-0 lead to St Andrew’s.
Lomana LuaLua, Ludovic Sylvestre and Roman Bednar are pushing hard for a place on the bench but it is hard to see how the manager can fit them into his plans.
Gilks says they all know what they have to do and that they must stay calm and level-headed.
The 29-year-old said: “No-one has been talking about Wembley.
“We said before the first game on Friday that if we won we weren’t going to go round celebrating. There would be no high-fives or backslaps.
“We may have a lead but we are going to be respectful because we know it is only half-time in the tie.
“So no-one is getting excited because it is a two-legged affair and the gaffer has reminded us of that.
“He has hammered home the importance of keeping our heads free of emotion and that is exactly what we are going to do.”