Joe Hanks says Cheltenham Town can travel to Plymouth Argyle this weekend full of confidence after what he regards as their best result of the season so far.
Goals from Matt Richards and Terry Gornell earned Mark Yates’ side a 2-1 victory in difficult weather conditions at Cambridge United on Tuesday night.
“That’s our biggest win of the season I think and it was an outstanding performance from all the lads so we are buzzing and can’t wait for Saturday now,” Hanks said.
“Plymouth will be a tough game, but if we can go to Cambridge and win, we can definitely go there and make it three wins in a row.”
Hanks, 19, had only made one senior start before this season but he has become a regular in the starting line-up this term.
He has enjoyed playing with experienced pair Richards and Jason Taylor, forming an effective midfield three in the absence of summer signing Asa Hall, who Hanks replaced early on in the opening day victory at Bury before scoring the winner.
“Matt’s goal at Cambridge was unbelievable, he struck is so well,” Hanks said.
“Tayls did well for the second, winning a tackle and then passing to John Marquis, who set up Terry for a good finish.
“They are different, but both great to play with and we have a good bond in there so hopefully it can continue and we can keep on picking up results like we did on Tuesday night.”
Cheltenham’s players and staff engaged in a huddle after the final whistle in a show of togetherness, having now ended a run of eight matches without a win with two in a row.
“I think it was Shaun (North) or Trevor Carson’s idea to have the huddle at the end and I think it just showed how together we are,” Hanks said. “We can’t wait for the next game.”