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Keith Hill's thoughts ahead of Port Vale

4 February 2021

Tranmere Rovers Manager Keith Hill says that he wants his side to maintain their performance levels heading into this weekend's clash with Port Vale at Prenton Park. 

Rovers come into Saturday’s game after five straight wins in all competitions and Hill wants more of the same.

“I’m pleased with how we’re doing at the moment but we can’t get complacent. We’ve got to seize the opportunities which are the games we’re playing in. We’ve really got to push on in every game that we’ve got.

“We want continuity and repeat performances and that comes from a culmination of good values on the training pitch and a foundation. We ask for the basics to be better each week and we build on that.

“It’s a condensed season in terms of the amount of games so you need those effort levels and that desire to keep going. We need to be relentless in our pursuit to create more opportunities and we can only do that by winning.

“I’ve got a good group of players who are working exceptionally hard. We want the players to maintain that standard and that is what we’re getting at the moment. There is a positive rivalry in the squad and that is what creates that winning environment."

Port Vale are the opponents this weekend and whilst Hill says Rovers respect each opposition they face, his players also need to focus on what it is they need to do.

“We do our due diligence on the opponents but we’re very mindful of what we need to do, in and out of possession. We know their strengths and weaknesses and they’ll know ours. We respect any team that we come up against as we circumnavigate the remaining games to come out with enough positive results to at least achieve our ambitions this season.

“It’s about marrying everyone up to create the perfect team in respect to the opposition we’re facing and that can be tweaked and changed on a game by game basis if we need to so we’ve got to make ourselves stronger against Port Vale and then again against Stevenage on Tuesday."

To watch Keith Hill’s full pre match press conference, click the panel above or this link here.


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