Santos Hails Great Achievement

Captain Ricardo Almeida Santos will be ‘honoured’ to lead out the Whites in their 5000th league fixture.

Wanderers will follow Wolves, Preston, Burnley and League One rivals Derby County in reaching the landmark when they take on Peterborough on Saturday.

And Santos will be in the right place at the right time to share in the piece of history.

“Five-thousand games is a great achievement. To be part of this club is a big honour for me,” said the Wanderers’ skipper and defensive talisman.

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“There are only five teams which have done it, which says a lot of about this club.

“This club is going the right places, I feel, and we just need to keep being positive and taking it step by step.

“Hopefully we can get a win on Saturday and keep building on those appearances.”

Santos heads back to face his former club with both sides battling for a top-six place.

Wanderers currently lead seventh-placed Peterborough by nine points, having played three games more.

Ian Evatt’s in-form men are one point fewer away from the automatic promotion spots and Santos is enjoying the challenge of competing at the top end of the table and trying to keep racking up the wins.

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“We’re right in the mix. That’s the main part. I’d rather be there than struggling to get in,” added the central defender, whose return to starting duty following illness has coincided with three successive league victories.

“There are still a lot of games left. We don’t want to look too far ahead but we know we’re heading in the right direction.

“The win over Cheltenham (last Saturday) was a good win for us. I felt we controlled that game and we want to build on that, keep the momentum going and go to Peterborough and get three points.

“We’re at the part of the season where we’ve just got to do whatever it takes to get three points. That’s our main goal.”

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