Santos: It's All About Now

Ricardo Almeida Santos is focused on the job in hand as he prepares to face former club Peterborough United.

Wanderers’ skipper Santos played his first League One football with Peterborough after moving to London Road in 2014.

The former Dagenham and Redbridge junior then joined Barnet before getting a second crack at the EFL with Wanderers.

Santos hasn’t looked back since and his determined to keep heading upwards with the buoyant Whites after Tuesday night’s impressive 2-0 win at MK Dons lifted Ian Evatt’s men into the top six.

“I was young at the time when I was there (at Peterborough). I enjoyed my time there. It was a good club and it’s going to be a good game on Saturday,” said Santos, whose only previous meeting with the Posh came in a League Cup win for Barnet in 2017.

“I’m not really going to go into the game thinking about that I was there or the past.

“I’ve just got to think about now and sticking together with the boys and trying to get three points.

“The mood around the building; everyone is positive and just buzzing around.


“It shows we’ve got a lot of togetherness. You can see the way we are celebrating together. Everyone is enjoying it right now and everyone is happy.

“We don’t want to think too far ahead but we’re in a good position. It’s going positive right now and we just need to stick together, work hard and take it by game by game.”

Santos has been a big part of Wanderers’ success story since becoming one of Evatt’s first signings in August, 2020.

The defensive linchpin – an ever-present as the Whites won promotion in his first season at the club – signed a new three-year deal in the summer and clocked up 100 appearances for Wanderers in the win at Stadium MK.

“It’s a great achievement for me to be captain and to play 100 games for this club and hopefully I’ll get many more,” he said.

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