Kacha Up For The Fight

Elias Kachunga is relishing Wanderers’ heavy workload as they look to cement their place in the top six.

The in-form Whites kick off a busy month at home to Lincoln City on Saturday in the first of eight games in October.

Seven of those are League One fixtures with the opportunity to carry on the momentum of three successive wins which have lifted Ian Evatt’s men into the early play-off places.

“We are happy to have this challenge with all these games,” said Kachunga, who started in wins over MK Dons and Peterborough United which sent Wanderers into last weekend’s international break on a high.

“It’s a hard period but we’re looking forward to it and if we can start it with a win at the weekend even better.

“We’re in the top six and we want to stay in there. That means we have to win games.

“We’re happy with the position but we have to keep fighting to stay in there and then try and attack the top two.

“This is our target. We have had a positive start, but it was just a start. We come now to a tough period with a lot of games so we have to be ready for this and to fight for every point.”

Boss Ian Evatt is certain to rotate his personnel to keep players fresh and equipped for specific challenges over the next few weeks.

That will mean opportunities for most of the squad and Kachunga is hungry to stay involved and join the collective goalscoring effort which has powered the Whites’ impressive start to the campaign.

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“I’ve had a little run of games and started a few games, which is always good as a player,” added the frontman, whose one goal so far came in the Carabao Cup win over Salford City.

“I feel good. I’ve tried to help the team with my performances and we’ve been winning a lot of games, so that’s positive.

“Obviously as a striker you always want to score but it’s a team sport and as a team we are performing really well.

“If you see the goals we’ve scored sometimes it’s a good lay-off from the striker or we’ve been doing the press really well.

“We are happy when everyone in the team can score and I think it’s really hard as for opponents to know who is the best target to stop scoring.

“We’re happy that everyone in the team can score and for us strikers we are burning to score our goals.

“But as long as we can help the team, I think it makes everyone better.”

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