Twin Targets For Santos

Ricardo Almeida Santos wants another winning away day to deliver for the fans and propel Wanderers back into the top six.

The Whites go to Fleetwood Town on Saturday knowing that a third away success of the campaign will return them to the League One play-off places.

Ian Evatt’s men will be backed by another sold-out following as they look to dent Town’s resilient home record.

And Santos hopes their on-going support will be rewarded after Wanderers’ fans snapped up their allocation of 1,129 tickets at the Highbury Stadium in a matter of minutes.

“That’s no surprise,” said the Wanderers’ captain.

“Everywhere we go they come in their numbers and give great support.

“You hear them throughout the game and that pushes the boys on.

“We want to win for ourselves but for the fans as well and hopefully on Saturday we’ll grind it out and get three points for them.

“Of course, everyone wants to be in there (the top six). We want to be in there as much as the fans do.

“We look at ourselves every day and what we can improve on. We know we’ve probably had a little blip, but it happens in football.

“Every day we are working hard, doing a lot of analysis, the manager is helping us and hopefully we will get back in there.”

Goal difference is currently keeping the Whites outside the top six after a 0-0 draw at Cambridge United last Saturday.

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An eighth clean sheet of the campaign at the Abbey Stadium maintained Wanderers’ status as the joint meanest team in the division.

And Santos is now looking for things to click at the other end as the Whites prepare to face a Fleetwood side sitting 16th in the table but with just four league losses to their name this season.

“We just need to maybe add some goals to our game and we’ll be a complete team,” Santos added.

“As a team we haven’t scored a lot of goals this season. That’s not just down to the strikers.

“Even centre-backs like myself from set-pieces and the midfielders.

“That’s something we can improve and every day we are working on it and hopefully it will get better soon.

“Maybe we need to be more ruthless in the box and more aggressive with set-pieces.

“Everyone needs to be positive, support each other and be encouraging because the goals will come soon.”

If you were unable to get a ticket for the trip to Fleetwood, supporters can still watch the game live via iFollow with a £10 video match pass available HERE

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