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Davies: Play-Offs an incredible achievement

1 May 2019

Tranmere goalkeeper Scott Davies praised Rovers’ ‘incredible achievement’ after a 1-1 home draw against Bury secured a Play-Off spot.

Davies produced a string of saves throughout the match, most notably early in the second half under the lights at PrentonPark.

He felt Rovers were a threat going forward and highlighted the importance of weathering the storm at the start of the second half, which the side couldn’t quite do in the end.

“We limited them. I thought we were good going forward obviously looking for that second goal. It was key to try and get through those first 20 minutes of the second half and fair play to Bury they pushed the wingers higher, pushed the midfielders higher, the centre halves were getting out, and to be fair they had two or three chances before the goal.”

“So like I say, we responded well to that, we had a good chance with Nors (Norwood). Disappointed we didn’t win the game but not disappointed to be in the play-offs, I think it’s an unbelievable achievement.”

The Tranmere stopper felt after the Bury equaliser, both teams had opportunities to win the game.

He said: “I think it’s an own goal, it has come off Jake (Caprice) so it’s one of them. We probably just needed to get through those 20 minutes. Unfortunately, we didn’t but we responded well and the game could have gone either way in the end.

The result against the Shakers has ended any automatic promotion hopes, but Davies insists it’s all still to play for against Crawley this weekend.

“I think we can still nick a place in the league, so we’ll be going there to win. We’ve spoken there and it’s disappointing we didn’t win the game, it’s not disappointing the outcome because we’ve fought to the end. To get this Club into the position it’s been in tonight, in a game like this after where we were in January is a good achievement.”

With Davies having previous experience of the Play-Offs along with others in the squad, Rovers’ number one believes that is a help. However, his first focus is on winning at Crawley to hopefully jump to fifth in the table.

“It has got to be (important), we’ve got to look at the little positives. A lot of us, even the players that have come in have had promotions as well, so we’ve all been through it and we use that going forward, but first it’s Crawley.

“We want that home leg advantage second leg so we go to Crawley; the Gaffer will pick a side that he thinks will win and we go from there.”

Scott's full interview will be available on iFollow here


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