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Hawkes loved Friday night football at Prenton Park

9 October 2021

Tranmere's Josh Hawkes praised the atmosphere that was generated at Prenton Park on Friday night, after an impressive display from the youngster, which included his first goal for Rovers, helped the side on their way to yet another victory.

The 22-year-old opened up his account for Rovers with his 54th-minute strike, the game's opening goal that put Micky Mellons' men well on their way to three points. Hawkes revealed he'd been looking forward to the game and credited the atmosphere on the evening.

"It was brilliant! I was really looking forward to it tonight, just to see more fans in and the atmosphere was brilliant, so it's really good."

Hawkes got his very first Tranmere goal in front of the Kop and his delight was clear to see in his celebration, he revealed his feelings at getting off the mark on the Wirral.

"I've missed a few chances so far, I thought I should have had one last week, I've hit the post twice. It was a bit of a relief to finally score and hopefully, I can push on from there now."

The winger also offered an insight into manager Micky Mellon's halftime team talk and the patience that Rovers displayed on Friday night

"I think they came and tried to silence the crowd and delay things, but I think we kept it well, being patient. The gaffer said at half-time we'll get a chance and we'll kill them off, the second-half I thought we really did that and it was good."

Having arrived at Prenton Park on loan from Sunderland, Hawkes is no stranger to a passionate and vast fanbase, he once again praised the supporters and revealed how it gives the team boost.

"I think it's really important for the club to have that fanbase because you can see teams and they come here and try to frustrate, but sometimes it (the atmosphere) can make them go under a little bit, so especially when they're right behind us it gives us a big boost. It's really good."

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