Rovers defender Neill Byrne sat down to speak to the local press on Thursday ahead of our next test at Prenton Park against Gillingham on Saturday.
Firstly, he reflected on Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup progression against Accrington Stanley.
“Obviously first half didn’t go according to plan but I thought we showed good determination after a good telling off at half time. It was good to get the two goals and show people what we are capable of and that we’ll go to the very end."
Rovers face a Gillingham side who have won one and lost one in the first two league games. Byrne says that Rovers need to take confidence from their midweek win over League One opposition.
“It’s so early in the season with 44 games left and everyone obviously wants to get their first points on the board so we have to take confidence from that cup win and realise we need to start games better.
“We got a good group of lads, everyone wants to do well and is trying their hardest. It’s about taking confidence forward now and taking it into Saturday to realise that we can cause teams problems."
Having joined in the summer from Hartlepool, Byrne has already made himself an important figure in the Tranmere back line and he says that he has settled into his new surroundings well.
“I feel like I’ve settled in well. It’s a very welcoming group and really good group of lads and the coaching staff have been brilliant. The more you play games together the more you get an understanding of people because there is already a great togetherness in the team. Everyone mixes together and there are no separate groups, it’s one solid unit and I think we can do really well this season.
“A lot of players have moved around in League Two but it’s unto all of us to come together and there’s a good core here from last year who have all been very welcoming.”