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Traff Aims To Keep It Clean

Keeper eyes double figures and another crowd-pleasing performances as Wanderers head home

17 April 2022

James Trafford still has targets in mind as he looks to keep Wanderers powering on to the end of the season.

Trafford produced one of the best performances of his impressive spell in a Wanderers’ shirt to help Ian Evatt’s men win 2-1 at Doncaster Rovers on Good Friday.

Two stand-out second half saves highlighted a commanding display from the on-loan Manchester City keeper.

And he is aiming to stay in the groove to try and achieve personal and collective goals before the end of the campaign.

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“I quite enjoyed it, making some saves in front of their fans. I had good fun and I just helped the team. We all played our part,” said Trafford after helping provide the platform for Kieran Sadlier’s superb winner as Wanderers extended their unbeaten run to five games.

“I want to finish the season as strong as possible and do as well as I can and contribute to the team.

“I want to keep doing well with the team until the end of the season and gather momentum for next season because next season is going to be a big season.

“We have gelled as a group from January and it’s going to be similar group from what we have at the moment.

“We need to build momentum and hit next season running because it’s going to be a big season for the club and the players.

“Personally, I just want to do well as I can and get another clean sheet to get to 10 for the season and just play well.”

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Trafford could reach his personal milestone on Monday when he faces former loan club Accrington Stanley.

Two of the teenager’s nine clean sheets so far this season came with the Reds before chalking up another seven following his January arrival at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Wanderers will be looking for a first win in five on their own ground after four draws in five games since the end of a six-match winning home run.

And Trafford is looking to reward another big crowd on Family Day after more superb backing helped Wanderers pick up maximum points at Doncaster to kick off the Easter weekend in style.

“The support there was unreal,” added Trafford in his post-match interview HERE.

“It would have been easy for them not to travel in the numbers they did, considering it was a Bank Holiday and, mathematically, we had nothing to play for.

“But they did because they’re so good and we wanted to put in a performance for them to enjoy which is all we can do because, essentially, they pay our wages. They were unreal once again.

“We’ve sold over 16,000 tickets (for Monday). It’s Family Day and we want to put on a performance they’ll enjoy and put a smile on their faces.”

Tickets for Monday’s game against Accrington cost just £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, with details HERE


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