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Captain Sarcevic Calls For Final Push

26 April 2021

Bolton Wanderers captain Antoni Sarcevic in action during Bolton's victory against Morecambe on Saturday 24 April 2021

Wanderers Captain Antoni Sarcevic has issued a rallying call ahead of Saturday’s potential promotion clincher against Exeter City at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The inspirational midfielder returned from injury at the weekend to come off the bench and help his side to seal a crucial three points against their nearest promotion rivals Morecambe.

The victory at the Mazuma Stadium now means that Ian Evatt’s men need to pick up three points from their final two fixtures to complete what will be a remarkable return to Sky Bet League One.

Although the win in Lancashire puts Wanderers in pole position, the former Plymouth man is not taking anything for granted against The Grecians.

He said: “That was a massive result. The mood is very good but it isn’t done yet. We made sure everyone knows that there is still a massive game to come on Saturday but it’s an exciting one for everyone involved in the club and it’s one we’re looking forward to.”

The single-goal victory - courtesy of Ben Jackson’s first senior goal - was their 17th by that margin this season, with the Shrimps proving to be tough opponents until the final whistle.

But Sarcevic is quite happy to maintain that sequence as it will mean the points tally will increase and Wanderers will achieve their goal.

He added: “I’d take two more one-nils, all day, 100 per cent. Anyone can say ‘win three or four’ but it shows how good our back four and keeper are, we can trust them, they can trust us. It’s a team effort.”

The midfielder dedicated the win to the hundreds of Wanderers fans who travelled to Morecambe and gave them a heroes’ reception outside the ground before and after the game.

“We got wind of it. The stature of this club… It’s what you sign for,” he said. “It is what you want to be a part of. I’m glad we did it for them, and I want to get it done on Saturday.”


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