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Santos: We'll Keep Believing

Skipper still upbeat as Wanderers aim to stay in the hunt

28 February 2022

Captain Ricardo Almeida Santos isn’t giving up on Wanderers’ play-off push as his troops look to launch another unbeaten run.

The Whites ended a prolific February with a 2-0 defeat at promotion-chasing MK Dons.

Only a second loss in 11 games leaves Wanderers seven points away from the play-off places.

But Santos is looking to re-group and go again with 11 games left of the run-in to try and close the gap.

“Let’s not forget we’ve had a great month,” said the Wanderers’ defensive lynch-pin, who returned to lead the side at Stadium MK following the birth of his second son.

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“We got a lot of wins. We’re still in a good position and we’ve got to keep going.

“We’ve done well to put us where we are in the table and still believe we can get where we want to go.

“We will believe until the last game. We know we can’t afford to lose many more games but everyone goes out there every game to try and get three points.”

Eight wins and a draw from their last 11 games have turned the Whites’ season around and lifted them into contention.

A similar return over the final 11 games could potentially earn Ian Evatt’s men a top-six finish.

And while that’s a tough target, Santos remains optimistic as Wanderers aim to bounce back from defeat to the Dons, when an early goal and late lapse proved costly in a game that saw the Whites on top for long periods.  

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“We were disappointed. They’re a good side and they’re where they are for a reason but we thought we could have got something out of the game,” Santos added.

“There’s not a lot of margin for error but everyone is still believing. We were disappointed on Saturday but you can’t hold onto that for too long.

“We’ve got Gillingham next in another massive game and we’ve got to get back and get on a run.

“We haven’t had a lot of time to work on things on the training ground.

“Once we get some time, which we have now, we will work on a few things and we will improve and go again.”

Watch the skipper's post-match interview HERE


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