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Davies looking to play the occasion against United

25 January 2020

Tranmere Rovers captain Scott Davies says that he and his team-mates can “play the occasion” when Manchester United visit Prenton Park in Sunday afternoon’s Emirates FA Cup fourth-round tie.

Rovers will host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils after Paul Mullin’s extra-time header defeated Watford 2-1 on Thursday in a third-round replay.

The result against the Hornets saw Micky Mellon’s men progress to the fourth-round for the first time since 2004.

And ahead of United’s visit to the Wirral, goalkeeper Davies, 32, knows that facing a squad of international players will be a difficult task, but he is relishing the prospect of going up against the Old Trafford outfit.

Speaking to the press, Davies said: “These occasions mean the world to you, and that’s exactly why we work so hard for these moments and these memories that we take away for life.

“We’re under no illusions that it is going to be a huge task. We saw what happened last year in the game with Tottenham, but you learn lessons from occasions like that.

“Hopefully this time around we’ll play the occasion better and you never know what can happen.

“This time around, we’ll be attacking it differently. We’ve had the Play-Off experiences and there are a lot of experienced players in our dressing room who have played in big games.”

Davies feels that Tranmere can play without pressure this weekend, which will be played out in front of the BT Sport cameras.

He added: “It is one that we can play in with no pressure and enjoy and take the memories away, and you never know where they might go.

“We’ll form a game plan that we think will work, against Watford, whichever team they put out, they were Premier League players. We had a game plan that worked, so we’ll do the same thing on Sunday.”

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