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Keith looks ahead to Exeter test

10 December 2020

Tranmere Rovers manager Keith Hill says that his side must continue to learn from each experience as they make the trip down to Exeter City on Saturday afternoon.

Rovers head to Devon aiming to bounce back to winning ways in Sky Bet League Two at St James Park, against Matt Taylor’s Grecians for a 3pm kick-off.

Exeter find themselves fifth, just two points from the automatic promotion places, and Hill is looking forward to the test, and has challenged his TRFC players to put in a good display.

Hill said: “The pursuit is three points, and we’ll get the three points with good performances individually and collectively. 

“It is very important to carry on learning when you are winning and why you are winning. I often analysed against Tranmere through the opposing managers eyes, and I have got to do that now, and we have got to do that because we have been given that amount of respect.

“We have to make sure that we are ready to attack but ready to defend against Exeter as a team.

“They are not just a very good League Two side, but they are a very good academy, and they are one of those teams who blood young players into a first-team environment and build teams around them.

“They have just missed out three or four seasons in a row in the Play-Offs, and like us, they are challenging for promotion, so it should be a good game on Saturday. 

“It will be a good test for us, but it is one that we are looking forward to, and we have to be ready. 

“The run hasn’t come to an end. It’s a problem that you have to solve, and we didn’t see what Walsall could do to us potentially from a counter attacking situation, so we have had to work on our possession because it was negative possession, so we are getting respect from the opposition. 

“The run has red flagged us as potential dangers to our opponents, so they don’t make their game as expansive as Grimsby did, and it’s respect to what Dawesy and the staff did, that they see us as a major threat.

“From that defeat. It is not the end of the run, it is the start of a new challenge, and that’s what we worked on, and we have to make sure that we have to be flexible against Exeter.”

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