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Spearing on upcoming Orient clash

25 February 2021

Tranmere Rovers midfielder Jay Spearing is expecting a “difficult” game away at Leyton Orient on Saturday, but he is confident that Keith Hill’s side can get the three points.

Rovers head to Brisbane Road to contest a Sky Bet League Two fixture against Ross Embleton’s O’s, aiming for a second straight away win following on from Tuesday night’s triumph over Carlisle United.

And Spearing is relishing this weekend’s meeting with Orient down in the capital, and TRFC could move into the top three if results go in their favour.

Spearing said: “After having so many home games, we have got a few away ones and we had a fantastic result on Tuesday night, one which we thoroughly deserved and it was a different game that we haven’t had for a while, it was a bit of a dogfight battle, the rain was pelting it down, the wind was blowing everywhere but the lads showed some great character and fight to get three points, but we now have a long trip down south for a difficult away game.

“We’re going to take every game as it comes. We’ve got 17 cup finals coming up, Saturday is another cup final for us, and the aim of this squad and the aim of this Club is promotion, and that’s what everyone is driving towards and it’s what we want.

“We’ll take every game as it comes but we’ll have to go out and work as hard as we did on Tuesday night, but we have got plenty of quality and strength in depth in the squad to go out and get a result on Saturday.

“I love the games coming thick and fast, and we’ve got the squad and we are capable, but this unity is going to be tested but we have a fantastic set of boys and staff, and we are relishing these opportunities.

“We’ve got to go down there, and they are going to cause us some problems. They have got a good team with some good players, but it is one that we’ll have to go down there full of confidence and we are fighting on all fronts for 17 cup finals from now until the end of the season and work as hard as possible to get three points every game.

“We need to keep that squad togetherness that we have from now until the end of the season, so we all need to be ready.

“We’re all fighting to get into that starting 11 and we’re giving the gaffer and his staff headaches every week to play, and that’s what we want, we need that fighting spirit in training so then it goes out onto the field, so how you train is how you play, and we need to keep that standard going every day.”

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