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Spearing excited to work with new boss Hill

23 November 2020

Tranmere Rovers midfielder Jay Spearing is excited to work under new manager Keith Hill following his appointment at the weekend.

Hill oversaw his first training session on Monday alongside his management team of Ian Dawes and Andy Parkinson ahead of Tuesday night's game versus Carlisle United.

Tranmere head into the fixture following on from five straight victories, after Saturday’s 5-0 home triumph over Grimsby Town.

Spearing, who won the JTN Tools Man of the Match for his display against Ian Holloway's men, admitted he has 'only heard good things' about the new boss, and is pleased to see Dawes and Parkinson still involved with the first team set up. 

Spearing said: “It has been very good so far. He (Hill) had a meeting with us all as a squad and he introduced himself and told us his ideas of what he wants to do going forward, and they are very exciting.

“The squad is going to be used over the next couple of weeks, and he is ready to involve everybody and everyone has got a fresh start, so they have got to prove their place and earn their shirt moving forward.

“I’ve only heard good things about him. As soon as a new manager comes in, you want to get the ball rolling and get on the field to work on his ways, so keeping Dawesy and Parky involved, it is good times and we want to keep this run going.”

Awaiting Hill and Rovers are a Carlisle outfit who will make the journey down from Cumbria to the Wirral sitting fourth in the table having won 3-0 at Crawley Town.

But Spearing is optimistic that Tranmere can earn another three points and make it a winning start for Hill.

He added: “They (Carlisle) are going to be a tough side. They are going to get in our faces, and they are going to want to play.

“We’ve had a good run, but we can’t dwell on that now. We want to get ourselves back up near the top of the table where we feel that we belong, and this squad is capable of it, but we need to be as a unit and as a squad, so we are looking forward to it.

“They are on a good run of form, they have won a lot of games and they are sat in the top four of the league, so it will be a difficult one, but we are at home and we want to make Prenton Park as a difficult place to come to as possible, but it is one that we are looking forward to and relishing.

“It is about the whole team as a unit and as a squad to go on to push up this league.”

Jay’s pre-match Carlisle United thoughts and more exclusive video content is available on iFollow. CLICK HERE to sign up and watch including full match commentary available on the service! ​


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