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Murphy's thoughts ahead of Salford test

15 April 2021

Tranmere Rovers goalkeeper Joe Murphy believes that the squad must only focus on the next game as they prepare to host Salford City at Prenton Park on Saturday.

Keith Hill’s men are back on their home ground for the Sky Bet League Two fixture with the Ammies, kick-off 12:30pm.

And Irish stopper Murphy shared his thoughts with the local press ahead of the clash against Salford.

Murphy said: “The last run of games, we probably haven’t been at our best and there is still a lot to play for, so we just need to knuckle down and think about the next game which is Salford at the weekend.

“We know that if we can turn our good play into goals, we have enough experience and enough talent to get us over the line, but there is plenty of football to be played.

“Because it is so tight up there, it becomes a mini-league and there are six, seven or eight teams all in with a shout, and as the gaffer says it’s not really about the performances now, it’s picking up the results.

“We’ve got five massive games still to go and if we can go and get three points on Saturday, it changes everything again and then the confidence is back, and then we’re looking down at the four games and it’s all still there for us.

“Over the last six or seven games there’s been a lot of draws but for me when we were at Grimsby and Colchester, they were massive draws as that’s the sign of a promotion team and it was off the back of a massive 10 days before that, a lot of journeys and a lot of miles, so the last three or four draws, maybe we can look and say if we’d just got that second goal, then the game has a different outlook.

“Experience is massive during this time of the season and you look through our dressing room and there’s massive experience in there, so we are still going to push.”

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