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Skipper Sets His Goals

Santos hoping to make his mark at both ends as Wanderers aim to stay firmly on course

7 December 2021

Ricardo Almeida Santos hopes a wind of change might alter his luck in front of goal.

The skipper was unlucky to see a first goal in a Wanderers’ shirt chalked off in his last outing against Cheltenham.

Santos didn’t look to be standing in an offside position when he thought he had equalised against the Robins.

And the defender doesn’t want to the wait to go on much longer as Wanderers head to Fleetwood Town tonight (Tuesday) to try and overcome the ‘Cods’ and the possible effects of Storm Barra.

“I haven’t scored yet for the club and I want to get my first goal,” said Santos, who will be back to lead the side after sitting out last Tuesday night’s Papa John’s Trophy win over Fleetwood which preceded a blank weekend in the league.

“At the time I knew it wasn’t offside because I saw behind me two of their defenders but hopefully it will come soon.

“Everyone is excited to get going again.

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“We had one or two days off and we were in at the weekend and grinding down on some tactics and we’re ready to get going again.

“We’re in decent form at the moment and we’re going to go to Fleetwood and hopefully get another win there.

“We know what’s coming and it’s going to be windy and cold but we’ve got to go there and play our football and hopefully get a win.”

Wanderers have taken seven points from their last four league games going into back-to-back away fixtures at Fleetwood and Accrington Stanley.

And while Santos has his eyes on a goal at one end, his main target is keeping them out at the other as Ian Evatt’s men aim to back up two clean sheets from their last three home games with a first on the road in the league since August.

“Last year we got a lot of clean sheets. This year, not that many, but it’s something we work on every day, as defenders,” added the central defender, who is looking to lead by example since his appointment as club captain in October.

“We know that’s probably what we need to improve on and a clean sheet tomorrow would be good.

“I’m enjoying it (being captain). I’d like to win more games.

“The boys are all supporting me, along with the fans and the club. I just want to keep going and hopefully win tonight.”

To watch Rico’s pre-match interview, click HERE


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