Midfielder Neil Danns believes that Tranmere Rovers have “nothing to fear” when they visit the Stadium of Light to play Sunderland on Tuesday night.
Micky Mellon’s men head to Wearside aiming for a second successive away victory in Sky Bet League One against a Black Cats outfit managed by recently appointed boss Phil Parkinson.
And it is a clash that Rovers are looking forward to, 36-year-old Danns admitted.
Danns said: “We’re all in this league on merit, Sunderland are in this league just the same as we are, so there is nothing to fear, we’ll respect them and hopefully they’ll respect us, and hopefully it is a good game of football.
“It’s a massive game, and in this league, it is one of them fixtures that everyone looks to.
“They have got a big fan base and they are obviously one of the bigger clubs in the division, so it is one that we will be looking forward to.
“I just take every game as they come, it doesn’t matter if I’m playing against a National League side or a Premier League side, I’ll always go into it with the same confidence and motivation.”
Over 500 of the SWA will be backing the lads in the North East, and Danns reserved special praise for the supporters who have
He added: “The atmosphere at home games and away games, there is a real camaraderie between the players and the fans, they have stayed until the very end and that has helped us especially in the last couple of results because we’ve got them goals at the very end and that’s the fans pushing us on.
“It’s a credit to the players and the way the manager has set us up that we don’t give up and we keep going to the end and I think that just vibrates throughout the Club.”
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