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Hill ahead of Peterborough quarter final

1 February 2021

Keith Hill feels that Tuesday night’s Papa John’s Trophy quarter-final tie with Peterborough United will offer an opportunity for his Tranmere Rovers side to compete well against a club in a higher division.

Rovers welcome Darren Ferguson’s Posh to Prenton Park, buoyed by a recent run of four straight wins in Sky Bet League Two.

And with a potential trip to Wembley Stadium just two games away, Hill wants his staff and players to look forward to the clash.

Hill said: “It’s an opportunity to play against a team from a higher league and it’s an opportunity to compete in the quarter-final of a cup, and it’s a game that myself, the staff and the players are all looking forward to.

“It’s a good trophy to be involved in. It gives us an opportunity for players who need games, but we know that we are playing against a competitive and strong Peterborough, but we are looking forward to it.

“We are potentially two games from playing at Wembley, so we don’t want to waste the opportunity and we want to give players who need a game an opportunity to show us that they are ready because we have got 21 league games left.”

Hill feels that the visit of Sky Bet League One opposition will represent a “great challenge” for TRFC, and he is confident that his men can secure a result.

He added: “It is a great challenge for us and the players to represent the Football Club and the fans and get to the semi-final of the Papa John’s Trophy.

“Peterborough have ambitions to get promoted from League One, they have done it before under Darren Ferguson, and we know that they have a squad that is capable.

“On any given matchday, we have an equal opportunity to be successful, so we are going into this game to try and win, but we know that they are a very good side attacking wise."

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