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Foley: We know what we are capable of in this dressing room

15 October 2021

Rovers midfielder Sam Foley believes the club are finding a bit of a groove after embarking on am impressive run of form that has seen Micky Mellon's men climb into the top six of the League Two table.

The 34-year-old has been an instrumental figure for Rovers in recent weeks, becoming a key figure for a Tranmere side that has been on a real purple patch of form.

Foley expressed his content at the manager's decision to keep the side unchanged in recent League outings, a decision from the gaffer that proved beneficial to a handful of players, including Foley. The midfielder also praised the strength of the squad and indicated that there a handful of players waiting in the wings.

"It's nice that the manager has trusted me at the minute and is keeping me in the team. For me, personally, I just want to contribute and that goes from game-to-game and I think the team is finding a bit of a groove at the minute and the team is doing well and the manager is not changing it which is obviously good for the personnel, the individuals, that are in the team right now.

"But we've got a good squad and we've certainly got some very good players that if needs be can come in and contribute."

Foley gave special praise to teammate Jay Spearing in his press conference, explaining the importance of his midfield teammate and the role he has on and off the pitch.

"Jay is brilliant. There's not many people at this level that can do the role that he does and he does it brilliantly and he allows the players around him to go forward and play with the reins off I suppose and you have always got him backing up to that kind of safety net.

"He's a great guy to have around in the dressing room and he's a great guy to be around on the training pitch so he's definitely having a positive effect on everybody."

Foley also gave his verdict on Saturday's opponents, Carlisle United, who have recently dismissed their manager. The 34-year-old offered a player's insight to this situation and insisted that Rovers must stay focused on themselves against what could prove to be an unknown quantity.

"It's going to be a tricky one regardless of their situation, but without going down the cliché route, we can only focus on ourselves and control the controllables, which is us and we're on a good run of form at the minute, things have been going well on the training ground, morale's high.

"We'll obviously have the data and stuff available to look at the opposition, which we need to do, but when it comes to them they're a bit of an unknown quantity now that their manager has gone, sometimes a team can bounce off that and have a positive turnaround, but we've just got to be wary of that. But we know what we are capable of in this dressing room and we can produce the game we know we can. I think it will be a good day for us (Saturday) but that's all going to come with hard work."

Sam's full interview 15 minute is available to watch on our YouTube channel here!

 


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