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Khan ready for Morecambe test

29 January 2021

Otis Khan wants Tranmere Rovers to keep progressing as they aim to make it four straight wins away at Morecambe on Saturday afternoon.

Keith Hill’s men secured victories against Forest Green, Bolton and Harrogate at Prenton Park, and are heading to the Lancashire coast level on points with the top seven.

Standing in their way are Derek Adams’ Shrimps outfit who occupy an automatic promotion spot in the fourth tier.

But with TRFC on a winning run, Khan is in confident mood heading into the fixture between two sides in-form.

Khan said: “This is the time where we need to kick on and start pushing on and keep progressing to be in and amongst the pack.

“We are two of the in-form teams in the league so it will be a tough game, everybody is quite tight, and we know that it is a massive game, and if we win this one, and go into the next game, the table will look really good for us.

“Especially how things are so tight, every game that we have from now until the end of the season is important, and we know what we have to do.

“Everyone looks out for everyone in this team, so we all have to do our jobs.

“We are playing every Saturday and Tuesday, so it is very demanding, but we have to be good to go each week.

“With the squad of players and the quality that we have got, we shouldn’t be fearing anyone in this league.

“Games are coming thick and fast, so if you win your Saturday and Tuesday games, the whole table and picture looks a lot different, and we know to take it each game-by-game.

“I think when you’re winning games, and how we’re doing it as well, there’s a good feel around the place, particularly after two of three wins, everyone is bouncing, and everyone is up for the next one.

“The way we’ve been playing and the intensity that we have been playing at is too much for teams to handle, and we seem to step it up a notch and teams can’t deal with that.”

Hill has used Khan at right-back recently, a position that the 25-year-old is enjoying playing in.

And he credits centre-back Peter Clarke for helping him develop into a defensive role on the pitch.

Khan added: “It is quite a new one for me playing at right-back because I’m usually sort of an attacking midfielder, but I feel that I have taken to it well.

“I spoke to the gaffer about it and I feel that I get forward and link up play well, so it benefits the team, but having Clarkey next to me as well, with his experience has helped, and overall, I’m really enjoying it.”

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