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Robinson Hoping For Crowd Boost

Posted: Thu 27 Sep 2012

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"A Great Time To Come And Watch"

Andy Robinson hopes Rovers’ current form can attract a few extra locals through the gates on Saturday. 

Tranmere take on Brentford at Prenton Park this weekend aiming and go into the match in top spot in League 1, unbeaten in eight games. 

Robinson told Tranmere Player: “If you’re a local lad you go and support your local team. I was no different, there’s always the Liverpool and Everton connection because they play in the Premier League but for me it was always Tranmere Rovers. I’ve got some great memories of coming with my mum and dad to Tranmere games and seeing my heroes as I was growing up. 

“What a great time to come and watch Tranmere Rovers, we’re top of the league and scoring goals for fun. It’s a family club and you can come to the ground and get that buzz. 

“I’m playing for my home town club and it means a lot to me, everyone knows that. I go out there and wear the shirt with pride. But I like to think that the lads who come in do that. I always speak to them and say it’s a club with tradition and we’ve had good players over the years. It means a lot to me and I wouldn’t have any players in the dressing room not giving 110% for this club.”

Tranmere go into the game on the back of a 5-2 win at Crawley last Saturday.

Robinson, who scored the fifth goal to take his tally for the season to seven, said there was a special atmosphere on the coach on the journey home. 

He added: “Even though we’ve got a young squad they certainly know all the Kenny Rogers! Big Roman [Golobart] who we’ve brought in from Wigan, he knew more of the old songs than me and he’s Spanish. It’s a great feeling when you go away and win a football game, especially when you’ve travelled so far. You’ve got enjoy those moments.

“There was a good atmosphere and the games can’t come quick enough at the moment. We would have loved a Tuesday game but we’ve had a week to prepare for the game against Brentford who are a good team and will be up there. We’re all itching to get out there and perform for this Club.”