Ram­say blow as Cards seek to go top with a win at lowly Fylde

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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.”

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