Ramsay blow as Cards seek to go top with a win at lowly Fylde
WOKING will be without defender Louis Ramsay for tomorrow’s trip to AFC Fylde. The youngster, on loan from Championship side Norwich City, looks set to be out for the rest of the month.
Cards boss Anthony Limbrick is set to give Fabio Saraiva a late fitness test after a spell on the sidelines while Richard Orlu and Joey Jones are not ready to return.
Woking could move into the top six with another win, depending on results elsewhere.
And Limbrick has been delighted with the depth of his squad in recent weeks and hopes they can produce another three points, even if their away form has been poor so far.
“We picked up an injury to Louis Ramsay,” said Limbrick. “Unfortunately he won’t be involved this Saturday and it looks like he will be out for a couple of weeks.
“But we should have Fabio Saraiva back in contention, he’s been training this week. He’s been missing since the first game against Gateshead and could be available.
“We are looking forward to having Joey Jones and Richard Orlu back soon, too. We don’t think they will be ready for this weekend though.
“The fact the team have done well in the last three to five weeks, without those two, has been a good performance.
“I think if you took a captain and a vice-captain out of any team, they would tend to struggle. So it goes to show how well our squad players have been doing.”
Fylde were excellent last season in the National League North but haven’t really going going just yet and have drawn six of their 11 games.
Tomorrow’s opponents are currently down in 20th with 12 points but have lost just once at home from five games at Mill Farm so far.
“It’s such a crazy league at the moment, but we’ll do our research on AFC Fylde and see what they’re like,” said Limbrick.
“Sometimes looking at the table is a bit deceptive. They are not that many points behind us but they find themselves down towards the bottom.
“I think they’re a good side and they will be a tough team, they have only lost once at their place so far this season.”
“We do want to pick up more points away from home. We haven’t had any draws yet at all, home or away, so we know points are definitely handy away from home.
“We want to go into each game looking to win and we will do that this weekend.
“It would be nice to do that, be harder to beat and if we show the defending qualities like we did on Saturday against Sutton – home or away – I think there will be more clean sheets.”
After facing AFC Fylde, Woking host former Football League outfit Hartlepool United before a trip to Chester, who are yet to win at home.
And after their recent run of form, the expectation will be to get at least four points from their next three fixturesbefore taking on the likes of Dagenham and Redbridge; Bromley; and Dover Athletic.
“I think we have probably surprised a few people already,” said Limbrick.
“Our fans probably, but then others in the league.
“If you’d said we’d be two points off the top after 11 games, that would be quite a surprise.
“But we do know the quality in our team and we have our targets on where we want to finish as a squad.
“I think it just shows how tough the league is. If you win two or three in a row you can climb quite quickly, but it’s equally the opposite the other way.
“We are conscious of that and would like to put together a little run if we can.”