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Buxton looking to keep up good form after Crawley win

28 October 2018

Tranmere Rovers defender Adam Buxton feels that he and his team-mates can keep up their good form at Prenton Park after a five-star display against Crawley Town.

James Norwood’s double, as well as goals from Connor Jennings, Buxton’s penalty and Paul Mullin had Micky Mellon’s rampant side five to the good on the hour.
 
The win sees Rovers positioned in seventh in Sky Bet League Two, two points below Exeter City in the third and final automatic promotion place. 
 
And with five victories and just one defeat from their eight games at home this season so far, which came against Newport County back in September, Buxton believes that Tranmere can continue their impressive run. 
 
Buxton said: “The lads are quietly going about their business, we like to try and make this place a fortress, get teams out their seat, when they come here they know they are in a game.
 
“Obviously the fans help with that, it has always been a great atmosphere here and we’ve just got to take every game as it comes and keep the run going at home.
 
“As a group we know what we are capable of and we’re quietly confident we can have a good season again.”
 
Registering his first goal of the season, and his first in Tranmere colours at Prenton Park, the 26-year-old revealed that he was always on penalty taking duties despite in-form striker Norwood being on a hat-trick at the time.
 
He continued: “Nors has missed his last two (penalties) so there’s not a chance I was letting him take that.
 
“I like to put a bit of power on it, the harder you hit it the less chance the keeper has got to save it, put a bit of height on it and lucky enough it went into the back of the net.”
 
Defender Buxton hopes that the confidence gained from Rovers’ emphatic win will serve them well heading into the rest of the season, with Exeter City visiting Prenton Park next Saturday for a top-of-the-table clash.
 
Buxton added: “Five goals at home is always nice and it could have been a lot more, Noors could have had five himself, but it is nice for the fans to get a few goals and we’ll take the momentum into that.”

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