Johnston: We're Raring To Go

George Johnston wants Wanderers to pick up where they left off against Charlton when they return to action on Tuesday night.

The Whites have been without a fixture since beating the Addicks at the start of the month after last weekend’s games were postponed as a mark of respect following the death of The Queen.

The EFL schedule resumes with Wanderers going to MK Dons in search of a first away win of the season after both sets of players – and supporters –observe a minute’s silence in honour of The Queen.

And Johnston is looking forward to the chance to build on a 3-1 win over Charlton when the defender recovered from an early mistake to seal victory with his first goal of the season.

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“It’s a sad moment for the entire country,” said Johnston. “We’re looking forward to getting back out there and paying our respects and getting on with the game.

“We took massive positives from that game (against Charlton). We needed to get a good win under our belts and a good performance alongside that.

“We took the positives from that and we’re just raring to go now for tomorrow.

“It was a massive relief really, considering their first goal I think I should have a done a lot better for it.

“I back the team to get me out of trouble and it was a really good performance that day.

“It’s something that’s been kind of been brewing for a long time, a performance like that.”

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Wanderers’ third home league win of the season – and fifth in all competitions ­– against Charlton lifted Ian Evatt’s men back up to eighth in the table and within striking distance of the top six.

And Johnston, an ever-present so far in League One this season, is keen to keep the momentum going ahead of a potential international break should Wanderers’ scheduled fixture at Portsmouth on 24 September be postponed, as expected, due to international call-ups.

“We’ve showed stuff that we lacked last season and it’s just about getting that consistency,” he added.

“We didn’t play the other day, but we’ve got a big month coming up – end of September and October – so we need to get a good run going now.

“Before an international break it’s massive to go into it with a good feeling within the squad and points on the board.

“But we just take it each game as it comes. It’s tomorrow night first and hopefully get the three points.”

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