Milner wants cup tribute

City midfielder targets silverware for club hero

Milner: Wants tribute

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Manchester City midfielder James Milner wants to win the FA Cup in honour of the club's legendary winger Neil Young.

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Young remains a firm favourite at City having scored the goal which won the 1969 final against Leicester at Wembley, but has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The club drew 2-2 with the Foxes in the third round of the cup on Sunday at the Walkers Stadium and 4,000 travelling fans wore red and black scarves - the same colour worn in the final more than 30 years ago.

Milner is keen to bring a trophy to Eastlands this season and says it would be a fitting tribute to Young.

"The fans' tribute was very good and the fans were out in force supporting us again. It's nice to get that level of support every week," he said.

"It would be nice to win the FA Cup for Neil.

"We are desperate to win a trophy. It's been a long time and we are geared up to win things. It's been a long time and we want to win a trophy, so we will keep working hard and taking it a step at a time.

"Winning the cup would be the ultimate way to make a tribute to Neil. We have to finish the job with Leicester first, but hopefully we can keep going."

Milner scored City's opener at the weekend and it was his first goal for the club, but admits he would rather have seen his side win.

"The goal was nice to get us back in the game, and it was good to get on the scoresheet," he added.

"It was a disappointment that it wasn't in a winning performance, but it's another game unbeaten and hopefully we can finish the job at our place."