Paul Glatzel has been enjoying his football at the moment after a couple of goals in recent weeks. The Liverpool loanee scored once again in midweek against Bradford City but will be looking to add to his tally this weekend as Tranmere face Stevenage at Prenton Park.
“In the last few weeks, I’ve enjoyed my football a lot more. I would’ve liked to be playing earlier but I needed to get used to the level and the physicality which is different to under 23s football. I feel like I’ve adapted game and I’ve still got a lot to learn.
“As a footballer you want to be playing games so when you aren’t playing it’s tough to take but you need to be strong really and make sure in every training session you work hard and show why you should be in the team and what you can bring to the team.”
After coming back from 2-0 down against Bristol Rovers and then coming from behind to beat Bradford, Glatzel felt it showcased the character within the Rovers side.
“It’s a big thing to turn a game around and the boys showed a lot of character in the Bristol Rovers game and it’s important to be able to bounce back and we’ve shown that we can and showed that we can get results.”
Speaking about Prenton Park, the Liverpool loanee is enjoying his time playing in front of the SWA.
“It’s a special place. The fans get right behind you and you can feel the buzz so it puts a bit of pressure on the lads to perform for the fans because we know how much it means to them and we know that we should be a bit higher in the table so we need to go out and put performances in that are going to get results.”
When asked about Peter Clarke’s award in midweek at the North West football awards, he was quick to credit his teammate.
“He’s a brilliant player and an even better person. You see him around and he’s always in the gym, always working hard and trying to help people especially younger players. He’s put his arm round me a few times and he’s told me what I’m doing well and what I can do better and he’s just a great character to have around.”
On his parent clubs’ thoughts on his performances so far this season, he was happy with the loan spell was working out so far.
“They’ve always kept in touch since I’ve been here. They’ve obviously seen I’ve not been playing a few times and have offered me the chance to go and play like I did that time when I went back to the under 23’s and got some game time but yeah they’re delighted I’m getting games now because that’s the most important thing and scoring a few goals along the way too.”
Finally, he spoke about the difference between under 23s football and league two football and the challenges within the transition.
“I’d say the main difference is the physicality. There’s a lot of stronger defenders and a lot of big centre backs, they’re a lot more aggressive so for me, it’s just been about trying to adapt my game, using minimal touches to draw defenders in and get in behind."