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Calum: We can keep this momentum going

17 February 2021

Calum MacDonald says that Tranmere Rovers can keep up their momentum after they reached the Papa John’s Trophy Final following Tuesday night’s 2-0 win at Oxford United.

Kaiyne Woolery fired Rovers in front with a powerful first-half opener before Matt Taylor blazed his penalty over Scott Davies’ crossbar in a costly miss for the hosts.

Kieron Morris’ half-volley secured Tranmere’s passage to Wembley next month, with Keith Hill’s men to compete under the arch against either Sunderland or Lincoln City on Sunday 14th March.

And full-back MacDonald, 22, is delighted that he could help Rovers reach the home of English football for a fourth time in five years.

“As the competition has gone on, it has always been there as that prize of getting to the Final of the competition.

“We are going on a good run now in the league and the cup is only going to help the momentum of the team.

“We want to go up, so to compete with these teams is what we expect and with the squad that we have got, so we didn’t expect to be second best or be under dogs, but we came here and gave a real good account of ourselves.

“To play at Wembley is something that every player wants to do, especially in a Final, so to play there will be a great experience.

“We knew that they had played 48 hours ago and that we could start strong, and we got the lead and a little bit of luck at the start of the second-half, but then I think that we controlled the game.

“Kaiyne has kicked on massively over the last few weeks, he’s really come into his own helping the team out in his run of games, and Kieron’s was a great strike with his right foot.

“Every time that we have won a game, we know that Saturday is equally important, so we need to keep that run going in the league and into that Final at Wembley.”

MacDonald signed a permanent contract with Rovers on transfer deadline day and having penned an 18-month deal to remain at Prenton Park, he wants to kick on.

MacDonald added: “I’ve loved every second of being here and it was something I was trying to get done through the whole of January, because I think everyone can see that this Club is heading in the right direction and the team is going places, so I’m delighted to be here for the next 18-months.”

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