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Hawkes: It was on my mind to come back

26 January 2022

Josh Hawkes said he was delighted to be back at Prenton Park having returned to the club from Sunderland, this time on a permanent basis.

Hawkes penned a two-and-a-half year deal with Rovers on Tuesday afternoon becoming the second incoming of the day after the permanent signing of Lee O'Connor, who, like Hawkes, had made a real impact while on loan with the club. 

Josh said it was on his mind to return to the Wirral.

"I'm delighted! As soon as I heard that Tranmere wanted to make it a permanent it was something I was keen to do, ever since I heard it was on my mind to come back.

Hawkes cited the opportunity of regular game time as a key factor in his decision to return to Prenton Park something he believes is important at this stage of his career.

"I think it's really important at this stage of my career to be playing games week in, week out, Tranmere are giving me the opportunity to do that and hopefully I can push on here.

Hawkes also talked about the role the gaffer played in his return to the club.

"He said that it's something he wanted to do, it was something that I wanted to do, so when he said that it was obviously a no brainer to get it over the line.

Hawkes could make his first start since re-joining on Saturday, with a top of the table clash with Forest Green. He gave his thoughts on the game.

"I think it's a really important game, hopefully we can get the win and keep the momentum going.

Hawkes finished his interview by voicing his affection for the Rovers faithful, who were another factor in his decision to join permanently.

"I really enjoyed the fans while I was here for the past six months, it was another key factor in me signing here, the connection with the fans. I really enjoy playing for them."

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