Mbete Revels In Case For The Defence

Luke Mbete was delighted to be part of the defenders’ goal-scoring union after opening his account in first-team football.

Mbete headed Wanderers’ second goal in their clinical 5-0 win over MK Dons which lifted Ian Evatt’s men to third place in the League One table.

It was a first career goal for the on-loan Manchester City youngster on a remarkable night that also brought goals from corners for central defensive colleagues Ricardo Almeida Santos and Eoin Toal.

“My first professional goal – not bad,” said Mbete, whose first two appearances in a Wanderers’ shirt have coincided with 5-0 victories.

“We’ve been working on this in training and I’m happy it worked in the game.

“I think it’s the first time that three defenders have scored in a game, so it was a happy moment for all of us.

“We are buzzing but we are keeping our heads down because we want to win the rest of our games.

“We are playing with confidence. Everything starts in the changing room. We are a good group and hopefully we get to where we want to get to at the end of the season.

“We go step by step and don’t look too far forward. It was a brilliant night. It’s good we got the result, but the focus is on the next game.”

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Wanderers go to Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday for a meeting of two in-form sides after the Whites – also helped by goals from wing-backs Gethin Jones and Randell Williams – made it five successive wins with their emphatic home victory over the Dons.

Mbete also played a key role in a ninth successive home clean sheet for Evatt’s side to add to the 19-year-old’s perfect start to life at the University of Bolton Stadium after joining on loan from City at the end of the January transfer window.

“I’ve settled in very well,” added the England U21 international. “The lads have been really good and welcomed me, with the manager, the staff and everyone.

“I am enjoying it so much. From the first day the guys accepted me in well and I am excited to continue going with them.

“The fans are brilliant (as well). They guided us throughout the game. Without them we wouldn’t be performing like this.”

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