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Mike Jackson's pre-match Cambridge United interview

25 September 2020

Tranmere Rovers manager Mike Jackson says the team are now looking forward and aiming for a positive when they face Cambridge United this weekend. 

Ahead of the visit to the Abbey Stadium to take on Mark Bonner’s U’s – Jackson knows that his players will be able to respond in a positive way from last weekend’s game against Cheltenham. 

Jackson said: “Cambridge have started well, and it will be a tough test. I will always respect the teams that we play against. We know how they play, and we know what they are good at.

“We know the areas in this league and in this game of football. So, we’re going down there fully focused and wanting to do well.

“Obviously, we were disappointed at the weekend, but we have to try and move on from that now. We know where we need to improve, and we’re looking forward to it.

“We’ve had a good week's training, some lads are starting to come back and getting fitter, so there are some positives from this week.

“It did hurt for me, the players and the fans, so we’ll have to respond from that.

“As a team you are always identified about how you react in those situations and I think that it says a lot about players, managers, characters and teams so we have to react in the right way.

“We know that there are a lot of games still to play and we set high standards. We want to do our very best and we are looking to react.

“We’ve had eight or nine players come in and a lot of those are in attacking areas as well and we are trying to get those connections and it does take time, but we are working really hard and so are the players, and I’ve seen the response. The group wants to do well.

“We will learn as a group that people want to beat Tranmere, they want a scalp, so we’ve got to be ready for that sort of thing. The group's learned that, and we have to be hard to beat and learn how to compete.”

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