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Davies speaks ahead of Forest Green

9 May 2019


Davies speaks ahead of Forest Green

9 May 2019

Goalkeeper Scott Davies says Tranmere Rovers must enjoy the occasion that Friday night’s Sky Bet League Two Play-Off semi-final will bring as Micky Mellon’s men host Forest Green Rovers in the first leg at Prenton Park, kick-off 7:45pm.

Rovers embark on a third Play-Off campaign in three seasons after finishing sixth in their first term back in the fourth-tier.

TRFC welcome Mark Cooper’s Green Devils to the Wirral for the first of two ties against the Gloucestershire outfit.

Stopper Davies, who has won promotion twice from the Play-Offs, with both successes coming in National League Finals with Tranmere last May and Morecambe in 2007.

And the Blackpool-native is confident that TRFC can get the right result but has stressed that the Club must enjoy the Play-Off experience.

Davies said: “We’ve worked hard all season to get to this point and you are doing well if you are playing in big games and Play-Off games and playing on TV as well so we need to enjoy it and savour it but most importantly take part and hopefully get the right result.

“I think it’s the fifth or sixth time I’ve been involved in the Play-Offs so it helps, but I think we are lucky enough that we play for a big Club and we were heading in to the last six or seven weeks with big crowds so we are used to that so we have to make sure we turn up, savour it and take part more than anything.

“You always want to win big football games, you always want to win big football games and you have got the added prize of the Final at Wembley so the pressure is on us to win, what will be will be but we have achieved a lot by getting here from where we were last season.

“We want to beat them (Forest Green), we’re not worried about them, we know they are a good team, we know their strengths and we know their weaknesses, the staff do their due-diligence on them, we know about them, but we don’t fear them.

“We are a very good football team and they will be worried about us, so we have to make sure that we as players and as a Football Club take part.”

Friday night football returns to Prenton Park for the third time this season, and after wins against Macclesfield Town and Crewe Alexandra in their previous two outings played on a Friday night, Davies is hoping that history can repeat itself in front of the SWA.

He added: “The couple of Friday night games this year have been brilliant, the atmosphere has been superb. I don’t know what is in the water on a Friday night in Birkenhead but folk like to get out and enjoy themselves and it adds to a good atmosphere, that little bit more so as it’s a Play-Off game, the fans will turn up, we just have to make sure that we do.”

Scott's full interview will be available on iFollow here

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