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Norwood: "This Year We Need It"

11 May 2018

23-goal striker looks ahead to Saturday's Promotion Final

James Norwood says defeating Ebbsfleet United to reach the Promotion Final at Wembley Stadium was only half the job done.

Rovers take on Boreham Wood on Saturday afternoon and Norwood is expecting a tough test from the opposition.

He said: "We're only halfway there. We've got the heartbreak of last year to fuel ourselves and we're going into this game knowing that it's going to be a different test and hopefully we can come through it.

"We know their qualities, they have four good strikers who have all scored goals this season, they have good quality in centre midfield and they are quick and strong at the back so it's going to be a tough test for us.

"But our team has good creativity, in the centre of the pitch and two good wingers, so we'll create chances and it's up to us to put the ball in the back of the net on Saturday."

Norwood was part of the team which was beaten by Forest Green Rovers at the same stage 12 months ago.

The striker says that the pain the squad felt on that day will drive them on, alongside the support from the Super White Army in the stands.

He added: "We wanted it last year, but we didn't need it. This year we need it. As players, we can't go through what we did 12 months ago, nobody wants to feel like that again.

"It's a massive prize, it's what you want to do and achieve. You want to play for the biggest clubs in the league and Tranmere is definitely it.

"There will be a lot of fans there on Saturday, cheering us on and we don't want to let them down."


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