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Ebbsfleet United's Tomi Adeloye says morale is high for National League clash with Sutton United

Two-goal Tomi Adeloye wants Ebbsfleet to build on their overdue National League win against Woking this weekend.

Struggling Fleet will look to round off a fine week on Saturday when they host 15th-placed Sutton United.

Ebbsfleet's Tomi Adeloye can't wait to take on Sutton United Picture: Matthew Walker
Ebbsfleet's Tomi Adeloye can't wait to take on Sutton United Picture: Matthew Walker

Kevin Watson’s team, second bottom of the league, played out a goalless draw at Torquay last weekend and claimed a 2-1 success over Alan Dowson’s side on Tuesday.

Striker Adeloye starred for the Fleet in midweek and collected the man-of-the-match award having scored both goals after coming off the bench.

He said: “I’m happy with my contribution, helping the team to get the three points.

“Obviously, that game in hand was very important to use.

“Now we have closed the gap (between Ebbsfleet and the sides outside the relegation zone) a little bit. Hopefully, we can use this momentum to take into the game on Saturday where we will be looking to get another big win.”

The victory against Woking was Ebbsfleet’s first in the league since November 30.

Adeloye said: “It’s a massive relief because, at 1-0 down, it felt like it was going to be the same story again because we hadn’t scored in the last two league games.

“So, there were a bit of nerves. But I always say to keep calm, hold your nerve and wait for your opportunity.

“We have never really had a problem with scoring – the last two games is probably the only real dip that we’ve had this season – so I was always confident we would get some chances.

“Taking them was the important thing and we did that.”

Adeloye certainly put a strong case forward to start against Sutton but he added: “I just have to bide my time and, when the gaffer throws me in, I need to do my bit for the team.

“It’s not about individuals, it’s about the team. So whenever I’m needed, I’ll make sure I’m ready.”

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