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Lloyd: We're one step away from Wembley

2 February 2021

Danny Lloyd reflected on Tranmere Rovers’ progression to the semi-finals of the Papa John’s Trophy as he helped the side to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday evening at Prenton Park.

Lloyd opened the scoring against former side Peterborough United with a first-half free-kick, which saw the Whites’ midfielder become the top scorer in this competition with a total of four goals to his name in four appearances.

Discussing his contribution to the result and Tranmere’s ‘strength in depth’, the 29-year-old said: “I hit it sweetly. I’m made up it went in, it’s always nice to score against a former club. I think that’s five for the season now and I’m pleased to be contributing. I enjoy creating chances and scoring goals, that’s what makes me happy. If I do that, it will make everyone else happy.

“I think this win shows the strength in depth that we have, considering we made a lot of changes and have come out on top. The lads have done superbly to come out with the win and we’re pleased to progress to the semi-final, one game from Wembley.

“It’s about the squad, everyone will be needed. We talk about how we’ve got to stay together and you will get your chance. I came in and played a couple of games, moved out the team and now I’ve come in and played in the last few games. Hopefully I can keep putting the performances in.”

Assessing Rovers’ chances of Papa John’s Trophy glory, Lloyd added: “I think we’re the only League Two side left in the competition, so we’ve got another two League One sides to get through if we’re going to lift the trophy.

“We’ve more than got it in the locker, this squad is one of the best that I’ve been involved in. There is some quality talent and it’s an honest group of lads. I’m very confident that we have a good chance of getting to the final.”

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