Ricardo Santos wants to kick-start a strong end to the season with silverware against Plymouth this weekend.

The Bolton skipper will lead the side out at the famous venue in front of more than 70,000 supporters.

Santos, who has been one of the biggest success stories under Ian Evatt, admits it will be a special moment on a personal level.

“I haven’t really thought about it yet but when it comes down to the moment, it will hit me. It means everything to me and it is a big achievement,” he explained.

“It will be hard (to take it all in) because obviously it is a big occasion. But at the end of the day, it is another game. We are there for business and going there to win the trophy.”

While the towering centre-back is desperate to lift the trophy on Sunday, he is also staying focused on the bigger picture.

When asked if the final will define Wanderers’ season, Santos said: “It is important. Of course, everyone wants to win trophies.

“But personally, I think the league is more important. I think getting this club in the Championship is more important.

“Win or lose, we have just got to keep believing and know that we have got eight games that aren’t going to be easy. The league is very tight now, so we have got to stay focused and attack those last eight games.”

Santos missed the goalless draw against Plymouth in January but played the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 defeat at Home Park back in August.

The 27-year-old has lots of respect for Steven Schumacher’s side but believes Wanderers have what it takes to win on Sunday if they bring their A game.

“They are a good side, they have got good attackers and stuff. They are where they are in the league for a reason,” he added.

“They have been up there I think the majority of the season, so you have got to give them that respect.

“But we are going there to focus on us and our game. Hopefully if we play our game, we will win the game.”

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