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Clarke fully focused ahead of Cheltenham

1 April 2021

Tranmere Rovers centre-back Peter Clarke is fully focused on Good Friday’s trip to Cheltenham Town in Sky Bet League Two. 

Rovers visit Whaddon Road for a clash against Michael Duff’s Robins and Clarke is ready to go and says that Keith Hill’s men must concentrate on themselves. 

Clarke said: “I just concentrate on the next game coming up and we have got to take care of our own business and if we do that over the course of the next nine games and what we can control, then that gives us a full opportunity to get where we want to be.

“We’ve got nine games to go with teams above us to play, we are in the automatic promotion places at the moment and all we can do, as we have done throughout the season, is concentrate on our own business and being the best that we can do in training, on a matchday, improving day upon day and if we do that and concentrate on ourselves, we’ll give ourselves the best possible chance of doing what we all want to do and getting promoted.

“We’re playing the two teams above us so it will be an interesting weekend, but it won’t define the rest of our season and there’s 27 points still to play and lots of points will be won and lost over the forthcoming weeks throughout the division and teams around us, but if we get positive results in both games it gives us a fantastic opportunity to push on in the last three or four weeks of the campaign.

“We’re coming up against an opposition who are doing well in the division and we’re aware of that, and we’ll give them the respect that they deserve, as we will do with any opponents that we are due to face but at the same time, we believe that we have got a group who are working very hard to get better on a daily basis to improve results game on game and improve performances and if we perform well it gives us a fantastic chance of winning the game, and we will only prepare for the next game, and that is Cheltenham.

“The schedule has been hectic, physically and mentally and I enjoy being able to do it, and I enjoy preparing myself and the mental test of playing every three or four days. 

“You can only take care of the game that is coming and that’s what we need to do.”

Clarke also sent his best wishes onto captain Scott Davies who will be out for the rest of the season.

He added: “Scott is a fantastic lad, he is a great character, and the boys are wishing him a speedy and full recovery and although he’s not going to be able to take part between now until the end of the campaign, he is going to be just as important as if he was, because of how he is around the training ground and on a matchday.”

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