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Santon's Cup Ambition

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Italian ace Davide Santon insists that "every cup is important" as Newcastle prepare to take on Morecambe in the Capital One Cup

By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor

Davide Santon is eyeing Capital One Cup glory this season as Newcastle begin their quest for silverware at Morecambe on Wednesday night.

As no United fan needs reminding, the Club have not lifted a major trophy since Bob Moncur and the class of 1969 lifted the Fairs Cup more than 44 years ago.

Italian international Santon is determined to end that long wait, however, but he knows that the Magpies face a potential banana skin in the shape of the Shrimps.

The Sky Sports cameras will be at the Globe Arena in case of any upset but Santon insists that Newcastle will take the competition seriously.

"For us, every cup is important - especially because for a long time Newcastle haven't won anything," he told nufcTV.

"So we have to try hard in every single competition and try to get a trophy for this team because I think we deserve it."

Santon missed the 4-0 defeat at Manchester City but returned against West Ham on Saturday and helped United to keep a clean sheet.

He explained: "I came back from a big injury, because last year I injured my hamstring three times.

"I had a good pre-season but I spoke with the manager about having another week's training so I was ready for West Ham.

"I had 90 minutes after a long time so I'm happy in myself because I feel good - but I will improve."

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