Tranmere Rovers left-back Liam Ridehalgh believes that he and his team-mates are now adapting well to Sky Bet League One ahead of Saturday afternoon’s trip to Oxford United.
The 28-year-old, who is Rovers’ longest-serving member of the squad, has been an ever-present for Micky Mellon’s men this term.
And this weekend will see TRFC travel down to the Kassam Stadium as they look for their first away victory in the third-tier, when they visit the home of Karl Robinson’s U’s.
Ridehalgh said: “I think over the past two games we have definitely improved so hopefully we can win on Saturday.
“The gaffer has been on at us about the intensity of our work and working smarter and I think that we have done that, and it has shown in the last two games so hopefully we can go down to Oxford and get a result.
“As a squad we have had a long time together now and there are some good new recruits and the lads that were here last year, we have all knitted together well.
“I feel that we have come a long way from maybe the earlier games in the season, there is a jump in gulf from League Two definitely, you can see that, so it is just about matching that.
“Oxford are a good side, I’ve seen a stat this week about their successful passes, but I just think we have got to match their work rate and we’ll give them a good game.
“It’s a tough league, you’re coming across some very good footballers and some very good athletes.
“I remember Karl Robinson at MK Dons and he always had good passing sides, they have got some good players down there, we can all play so we know we can go down there and get the win.
“It’s a competitive league and every squad has got good players, so we know how tough it is.”
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