Jay Spearing is looking forward to going up against his former club when Tranmere Rovers visit Bolton Wanderers in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday afternoon.
The midfielder represented Bolton from 2012-2017 and captained them to a promotion in 2017. Ahead of this weekend's match, Spearing expects a difficult test for Keith Hill’s side, but he feels that a positive result will set them up nicely for the busy Festive schedule.
Spearing said: “They (Bolton) have a way of playing and they haven’t changed that all season, and they are still learning it and we want to try and get back to our consistent ways of getting ourselves back on a run.
“It will be a difficult match, and it is one that personally and as a collective, we are all looking forward to. We have all been working really hard and we’re looking forward to the test that comes on Saturday.
“Games are coming thick and fast and we are ready for them. Our squad is capable of doing good things this season.”
With Tranmere facing Bradford City and Barrow before starting 2021 with a trip to Colchester United, Spearing knows that picking up points during the next few fixtures will be vital for the second half of the campaign.
Spearing added: “We aren’t far off the Play-Offs and I feel that we need to be in and around the play-off area and we need to kick on again and get ourselves back on a positive run to pick points up on the board and just be ticking over.
“Any points that we get over this busy Christmas period would be fantastic, and we want to go out and get maximum points and we know that it will be a difficult one on Saturday, and then Boxing Day, the 29th and 2nd January.
“So, there's no rest and the whole squad will be used and it as a period that we are all looking forward to and we want to kick on again and get ourselves going.
“We need to get back to our values and to get back to what we are about, which is working hard as a team, wanting to play football, and wanting to attack teams and put them under pressure.
“This is a fantastic group. The togetherness is unbelievable, and this week has been a tough week. We have been grafting on the training field which we love, and we’ve had good sessions, so we are getting back to our values and what we are.”
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