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Feeney looks ahead to this weekend's clash vs Bolton

22 January 2021

Liam Feeney is looking forward to the visit of his former club Bolton Wanderers to Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon, and he is expecting a tough battle.

Keith Hill’s side welcome Ian Evatt’s men to the Wirral for a Sky Bet League Two fixture, aiming to do the double over  Bolton following the 3-0 away triumph in December.

Tranmere will be looking to secure a second straight victory and having scored the third goal in the 3-2 win over Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night, Feeney is relishing the contest against Bolton, who he represented between 2013-2016.

Feeney said: “I think it will be a toe-to-toe game just like the other night. I think that the ethos that the manager has installed there is that they don’t change, they try to play his way all the time.

“I see them coming and openly trying to win the game and going toe-to-toe, so it should make for an interesting battle of tactics and players so we’re looking forward to it.

“I think as a player, as you go throughout your career, you keep an eye out for your past teams results and you still have friends in the staff at the stadium, the training ground and some of the players which are still there.

“Obviously, it has been a while since I’ve been there, but it is always nice to come up against old friends, and I’ll look forward to it just like any other game.

“We will still go about it the same way. We know that they are a good side, and they like to play football, we know they like to pass, so we need to take the positives from our last game against them into the game tomorrow, and hopefully get another win.

“We’ll take heart from the performance (the 3-0 win at Bolton in December) and we’ll definitely look at the positives and try to improve on it.”

Feeney believes that a “consistent” run can steer Rovers into the Play-Off picture, as four points separate them from the top seven with a game in hand.

He added: “If we do go on a consistent run like we did earlier in the season, we can be right at the top of this league, and I think that is what it’s going to take, a run of five or six games.

“We’re not badly placed now to mount an assault on the higher positions. We have got the players, we have got the staff, and everything is geared in the right direction, we just need to produce it now and make sure that we are up there.”

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