SWINDON Town legend Don Rogers says the club’s League Cup heroics of 1969 still feel as fresh in his memory as ever.

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the most famous moment in Town’s history – their unforgettable 3-1 victory over Arsenal at Wembley – and the club were able to welcome the trophy back to the County Ground yesterday.

Either Manchester City or Arsenal will follow in Town’s footsteps and become the latest name engraved on the prize when the Carabao Cup final – as it is now known – takes place on Sunday.

Another former Town player, Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara, helped escort the trophy to the County Ground on Friday as part of tour organised by the EFL to each of the cup’s former winners.

Rogers was the hero for Town on that illustrious day 49 years ago, scoring twice in extra time as the then Division Three team beat the top-flight Gunners, and the 72-year-old says they are memories that will never be forgotten.

“It feels that long ago in my legs but it doesn’t really because it gets talked about so much,” said Rogers.

“It is all good memories. Winning the game is just part of it, you have everything that comes with it afterwards and it has gone on for years. Everyone likes to talk about it and I do as well, so it is nice.

“The third goal is the most obvious thing that stands out, not because I scored it but because it meant we won the cup. That’s what I said when I turned around ‘We have won’ – that’s all I was worried about as that is all that mattered.

“I thought it had got away from us when they scored their equaliser near the end of normal time but we always knew we would be strong in extra time because I think we played three lots of extra time getting to the final.

“It was a massive achievement. We weren’t expected to win, which made it even better. I think it would be very hard for anyone to do it now.

“It is something that will never go away and I think it will be a long time before we do it again.”

Kamara, who had two spells at Town in the late 1970s and 1980s, has been helping revive memories of past League Cup triumphs on a whistle-stop tour this week.

The 60-year-old was thrilled to be able to come back to the County Ground and help his old club celebrate the most famous moment in their history.

“We have been to every club that has won the competition since the first season it was played in 1960-61. There are only 23 clubs that have won it, which is quite amazing when you consider all the teams that are out there,” said Kamara.

“We have been over 1,000 miles all around the country, speaking to lots of players involved in the final and it seems to be a wonderful memory for all of them.

“For a club like Swindon, it is the only trophy the club has ever won in their history and it is nice to celebrate that.

“When you look at that final and the condition of the pitch and see Don skating round the other players in that mud, it is quite amazing.”