Nantwich Town striker Ricardo Fuller has said that the Dabbers will be ready to “go again on Saturday” after their excellent victory away at league leaders South Shields at the weekend.
The former Stoke City forward came off the bench against the Mariners on Saturday, and notched his second goal of the season with a fine effort from close-range after nicking the ball from a mis-hit pass across the defence.
“First and foremost it was a great result.
“Beating the top team in the league is always going to be a tall order and a tall ask but we did that convincingly, so it was a magnificent result.”
After a few weeks of absence due to injury, the striker made his return last week against Bamber Bridge before his cameo off the bench against South Shields at the weekend, and the striker admits it was a great experience.
“Obviously over the last few weeks I’ve had a few niggles and a groin strain so coming off the bench was ideal for me today.
“The guys played very disciplined, solid football in a good system.
“We beat them on the counter, got a goal but they came back. We managed a second to make it 2-1, and the gaffer made the perfect two changes and at the end we got the win.”
Fuller also says that the focus and mentality of the dressing room has been brilliant since his return to the club in November.
“The dressing room has always been good, since my first arrival I noticed it was brilliant.
“As I have said before, a lot of the guys here should be playing at a higher level but at the end of the day I’m glad they’re here.
“We are where we are for a reason and the mentality and attitude has been a different class, possibly even better than last season so it is no surprise we are doing well at the moment.
“We have always had a good dressing room and what we do now is improve on that.”
Ahead of a difficult few weeks for Dave Cooke’s side, the former Jamaica international has said that the Dabbers need to ‘keep disciplined’ and go again.
“As I said to the guys before, the result was 4-1 today and that was great but there are a lot more games to come, so we need to keep focused, keep disciplined, keep working hard and keep doing what we have been doing to get us to this point of beating teams like South Shields.
“We need to keep working in training this week and we go again on Saturday [against Basford United] and hopefully do the same, keep disciplined and take the chances when we get them.
“That’s what wins football matches and that’s what we did today.”
The striker has also praised the incredible travelling support of the Dabbers who made the near-400 mile round-trip to Mariners Park.
“The support was absolutely brilliant today and has been brilliant since I arrived here – they have done it again.
“Win, lose or draw they always give their support, so a big credit and massive thank-you to them.
“Every successful team needs a twelfth man and they are our twelfth man so we hope they will be back for the rest of the season and hopefully we will continue to give them good results to cheer for.”
You can watch the Dabbers take on second-placed Basford United this Saturday at the Weaver Stadium. Admission is priced at £11 for adults, £8 for concessions and £3 for U16s, who are free when accompanied by a full-paying adult.