Wanjau-Smith targetting team success with Slimbridge

Slimbridge forward Sol Wanjau-Smith says that he is targetting team success with the Swans this season over personal accolades after his brace in the 4-0 win this weekend saw him move to the top goal scoring charts in the Southern League Division One West. 

Wanjau-Smith signed for the Swans in the summer from Western League side Cribbs and has hit the ground running, scoring 17 goals in his debut season, including two penalties in Saturday’s win.

His brace was added to by a Rhys Sarson brace of his own as Slimbridge romped to a win over Barnstaple Town.

After the game the forward spoke to Severn Sport about his and his side’s performance.

“I thought overall it was a good team performance, with us being ruthless in front of goal in the first half. Wanjau-Smith told us.

“It was important for us all that we kept a clean sheet and even in the later stages of the game our concentration didn’t slip, when we could have taken our foot off the pedal slightly and we were able to see the game out professionally. 

Individually, every attacking player or winger loves to get on the score sheet and I’m no different. But none of it would have been possible without my teammates,” Wanjau-Smith added.

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Saturday’s win sees Slimbridge move up to 7th in the Southern League Division One South and sees the Swans move to within three points of the play-offs in what is becoming a great season for the club.

Wanjau-Smith has admitted that he isn’t surprised with how his side are performing and is happy to exceed all expectations this season.

“Having signed from a Toolstation club I was excited to see the difference in the standard and I was just thankful to get an opportunity to join a club in the Southern League.

Even throughout pre season I knew that we had a great young squad and that we’re all willing to learn and work hard for each other, so I’m not surprised that we have exceeded some peoples estimations so far and hopefully we can continue to turn heads this season,” the former Bristol City and Rovers man added.

During the season Slimbridge have picked up wins at both of the top two of the league, Frome Town and Thatcham Town, and with a couple of tough games ahead of them Wanjau-Smith believes the Swans just need to take things a game at a time in order to earn a play-off spot.

“We are just taking it game by game and focusing at the current task in hand,” said the Division One South top scorer.

“But if we can remain consistent throughout the last few months of the season it would be nice to push into the play-off positions and I don’t think it’s beyond us at all.

Personally, I would like to keep adding to the goals tally but team success is a priority over the individual accolades!” Wanjau-Smith added.

Slimbridge head to Bideford next weekend before their fixture with Frome Town at Thornhill Park on Saturday 9th February.

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