Santos | It's A Team Effort


Wanderers’ skipper Ricardo Almeida Santos is setting his sights on keeping the Whites’ winning run going when Wigan Athletic visit this weekend.

Both Wanderers and Wigan are unbeaten so far this campaign and even though the games are coming thick and fast, Santos is relishing the busy fixture schedule.

“When you’re winning in the way that we are, you’re happy to play games and play Saturday-Tuesday to keep the winning streak going.

“It will be a tough test on Saturday but we’re ready to go."

So far this term, Ian Evatt’s side have been fast out of the blocks and scored three first half goals in the last two fixtures.

And this is something that the captain says is no coincidence.

“Once we score early, teams have to come at us a bit more, so we find a way to get through them and score more after that, so we aim to start quickly.”

The buzz has well and truly been around the Toughsheet Community Stadium this season so far and with local rivals Wigan Athletic in town, Wanderers will want to continue their early season form.

Everyone is ready to go. It’s a big game for us and we want to win to keep the momentum and to stay at the top of the table.
Ricardo Almeida Santos

“We will prepare as normal and will try to score early again as we always do, score as many as possible and try to keep a clean sheet.”

With just one goal conceded so far in the opening four game in all competitions, Wanderers have been as much solid at the back as they have been ruthless in attack.

And that is a team effort, starting from front to back, says the skipper.

“It’s a team effort and it starts from the top of the pitch with the strikers working hard as well as the midfielders, so it’s not just the defence. We need to keep doing that and keep working hard to limit the goals we concede."

It promises to be a brilliant atmosphere come Saturday afternoon and the focus within the camp is sending the Wanderers’ faithful home with those bragging rights.

“The fans will be there in their numbers as always and it’s a big game. The fans back the boys all of the time and it’s really helpful so we’ll want to send them home happy."

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