Stanley hero Rommy Boco returns to the site of one of his biggest achievements tomorrow but has his eyes firmly fixed on the future and not the past.
The Benin international is the last remaining squad member from the team who won at Woking to clinch the Conference title a decade ago.
Now Stanley return to take on the National League outfit in the Emirates FA Cup and though Boco admits it will bring back memories he’s keen to focus on the job in hand.
“It was a great day for the club because it meant we were back in the league,” he remembered. “That was my first year in England so it was a successful year for me and I really enjoyed it.
“This time they’re in the Conference and we’re in League Two so we’re perhaps expected to win the game but in a cup tie you never know. We beat Bradford in the first round who are second in the league above us.
“That game seemed like we wanted it a bit more than them and the pressure was off us. It might be the case for Woking this time. We have to make sure we are at it and we want it more than them. If we take it too easy we’ll get punished.”
Having played all over the world in a varied and successful career the 31-year-old has plenty to look back on with pride but feels that the FA Cup remains a competition he can create more highlights in, starting tomorrow at Kingfield.
“If I can score a winner there in the cup it’ll be another good memory,” he said. “It’s a collective game though so if we can win I’ll be very happy to be into the next round and have the chance to play a Premier League or Championship team.
“At this stage of my career to play against really big teams would be good memories. It’s not like I pretend like I’ll be able to go and play for them any more but to have more games like West Ham and Burnley would be a pleasure. They are stories for my kids one day.
“This game can give us the chance to go and play at Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge or wherever. That’s the dream of every kid and I’ve never been to a stadium like that before.
“But that makes this game at Woking as important. We have to win to give ourselves that chance. More than anything at the minute I want us to win this game. We love the cup, the country loves the cup and though we have problems in the league we just have to concentrate on this game.”