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MacDonald hungry to keep improving

21 November 2020

Tranmere Rovers full-back Calum MacDonald feels that the squad can keep improving, ahead of Saturday’s fixture against Grimsby Town at Prenton Park.

Rovers have won their last four games in all competitions under Ian Dawes and Andy Parkinson, and MacDonald wants to keep the form going.

Ian Holloway’s Mariners visit the Wirral this weekend, and MacDonald, 22, says that Rovers are not fearful of any team in the league.

MacDonald said: “Once the wins start coming, the atmosphere is better, players are playing out of their shell, everyone is getting on the ball and that’s what you’re seeing on the pitch at the moment.

“It doesn’t matter if we’re playing a team at the top or a team at the bottom of the league. Anyone can beat anyone, so we won’t look at the league table as any sort of pressure. If we were playing someone in the top six, we wouldn’t fear them anyone than we’d fear Grimsby, and we are not taking them lightly.

“There was never a bid vibe when the results weren’t going for us and we did stick together as a group.

“The table is irrelevant to us. We just want to go out there and put in a similar performance that we have done in the last few matches.

“We’re only looking one way as a team, we’ve got near enough a full strength squad, we’ve got Liam (Feeney) and Lee (O’Connor) coming back, so we have got a strong squad and there are no excuses come Saturday and Tuesday.”

MacDonald, who is on loan at Rovers from Blackpool, also believes that competition for places is only a good thing, with a packed schedule of fixtures awaiting the side.

He added: “I don’t think we’ve got a position on the pitch where there’s no competition now, Sid’s come in at right back and Lloydy (Danny Lloyd) has come into the number ten role, in that diamond. 

"There are positions everywhere which people are competing with each other, which is actually great because the standard of training has risen massively because of this, which is positive.”

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