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CARLOS MENDES GOMES | We’re Looking To Carry On The Good Work

25 February 2021

The Shrimps are looking to carry on their impressive form with a third successive win this weekend away to Mansfield Town.

Carlos Mendes Gomes’ ninth goal of the season in all competitions helped kickstart an emphatic stoppage-time comeback at home to Salford City on Tuesday night. 

The dramatic victory over the Ammies saw Derek Adams’ side increase their points tally to 49, four clear of Tuesday’s opponents in 8th place.

The 22-year-old admits that regardless of the 93rd minute equaliser, the belief within the team was there to push them on for a late winner.

Mendes Gomes said: “I think that this year, compared to other years, as a group, especially when we play at home, we’re more confident.

“Until the referee blows the whistle, the game is not over.

“Despite it being the 93rd minute, we believed that we could actually get at least one more.

“We obviously have two wins in a row now so we’re just looking to carry on the good work.”

The forward is enjoying his most prolific season in front of goal since signing for the Shrimps back in 2018.

With nine goals and two assists in all competitions so far this campaign, the Senegal-born striker admits this was an area of his game he focussed on pre-season.

“Last year, at the start of the season, I didn’t get game time,” he said.

“I was playing well but unluckily it wasn’t enough so I just said to myself that I would like to help the team in the best way as possible and obviously, as a forward player, that would be by getting goals and assists.

“At the start of the season, I set a target and I try to get to that stage where I can actually provide for the best of the team.”

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Field Mill, Mendes Gomes admits that the most important thing is coming away with all three points.

“It will be a tough game because we’re playing at their place, so they’ll be wanting to grab the three points just as much as we want them,” he added.

“It’s just about going there to take the three points.

“It doesn’t matter how pretty it is, it’s about the three points at the end of the day.”


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