Wembley-bred Bolasie to finally step onto its hallowed turf after play-off final pain

For Yannick Bolasie, Wembley has always been so close but so far away. Growing up on the doorstep of the national stadium, he spent the entire 2013 play-off final triumph on the bench but now with 90 minutes separating the fit-again winger from playing on world football’s most hallowed pitch, you sense he’ll do everything possible to achieve that dream.

Yannick Bolasie: The Leopard earning his spot for club and country

For the last two years Yannick Bolasie has been hunting down defences in the Championship and the Premier League and now he is beginning to make his mark on the international scene too. Once tonight's game with the Black Cats is done, it's a rather larger feline that the winger will turn his attention towards as he crosses continents to represent the Leopards of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who are a whisker away from qualifying for January's Africa Cup of Nations.

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