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Keith Hill looks ahead to Stevenage

14 January 2021

Tranmere Rovers manager Keith Hill says that he has been pleased with his side's last two performances in the FA Cup and Papa John's Trophy leading into this weekend's league match at Stevenage

Rovers make the journey down to Hertfordshire for their Sky Bet League Two clash aiming to build on Wednesday's win against Leicester City U21s in the Papa John's Trophy. 

And ahead of the meeting with Alex Revell’s men at Broadhall Way, Hill knows what his Rovers players must do to bring maximum points back up to the Wirral.

Hill said: “We’ll go there, and we’ll be competitive, and we will try to win the game, but we have to fundamentally do the basics to go and win the game to give us an opportunity.

“Consistency comes from repetitive and good habits, and I think you have to judge the team where we are now over the period of games that we have played.

“We are always rooting for opportunities to create more points and get them on the board.

“I’m really happy with the last two performances in particular and the Barrow performance as well as we did the basics well.

“You have to just concentrate on the game, and that’s what is unique about footballers, we can focus, and we are very good at extracting the negatives and we can focus on football, because we enjoy it and it’s our passion.

“We all have an expectation to be successful, but there’s an advantage and disadvantage depending on whether you get a certain amount of COVID cases.

“We’re planning for individual games specifically. We treated Wednesday night as an individual game, and we have had the tests and we know where we are, and we will look at where we are on Saturday.

“We want to be in a position where we are showing a true reflection of our supporters and the supporters DNA of what they want the team to represent.

“We’ve had another round of testing where we haven’t got any more positive cases where it still leads us in a similar position, so the logistics and the way we approach Saturday’s game, we’re trying to get as many players as we can involved.

“I don’t want to just fulfil a fixture for the sake of fulfilling a fixture, I want us to be competitive and have a fair challenge to get as many points from the game as we can.

“We have to be selective with our squad selections as we have 26 league fixtures and the Papa John’s Trophy that we are still in.”

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