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14 April 2013

Austrian defender says he owes Latics fans an FA Cup final hair-doo.

Speaking after yesterday’s history making FA Cup semi final victory over Millwall at Wembley Stadium, Paul Scharner revealed that he’ll definitely be going through with the promise he made jusy days after re-signing for the club at the end of January.

Scharner said:

“I’ve a got a promise to keep now, I have to play with colour in my hair for the final and I’ve thought of blue and white but I’m not sure which style.

“Of course I’ll have to discuss it with my hairdresser and see what we can create.”

The hair colour will be Scharner’s show of appreciation to the supporters, who he says were in top form yesterday.

“The fans are amazing and they all spent a lot of time and effort to travel down here and support us, I’m just so pleased and happy for them.

“It’s so amazing to know that we’re coming back another time on the 11 May and I think next time the supporters will be even stronger.

“I’ve said it a few times before that when I came back I had a plan to be a part of something special like this and it might sound a little farfetched but, the players and fans at this club always believe in what we can do.

“It’s another huge step in the history of the club to reach the final.”

Elation filled the 33-year-old after the victory but he admits it wasn’t easy, especially for a short period during the second half.

“I think we controlled the first half and we deserved to be 1-0 up but Millwall threw a lot at us and sometimes they were playing with more strikers than any other position.

“There was a little spell in the middle of the game which Millwall pressed us a lot but we showed our quality to come through that spell and score that all important second goal.”

On a final note, Scharner wants you to get in touch if you caught one of his boots, saying:

“I’m waiting for somebody to Tweet me saying they’ve got one of my boots.

“I was just so excited and it was an impulse to do it.”

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