Kane Hemmings has revealed that the ‘ambition’ of manager Micky Mellon played a key factor in his decision to join Tranmere Rovers.
The experienced attacker yesterday put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year contract at the Club to become Rovers’ second signing of the January transfer window.
Hemmings has spent the last two seasons of his career at League One side Burton Albion, having previously represented the likes of Dundee United and Notts County prior to this.
Eager to hit the ground running with the Whites, the prolific forward made clear Mellon’s influence was integral in choosing Tranmere as his next destination.
“It has been a long time coming,” Hemmings told Tranmere Rovers regarding his January switch.
“There have been things going on between both clubs. Now that I’m here, I’m delighted and I can’t wait to get going.”
Expanding on why he opted to join the Club, Hemmings added: “The ambition of the manager. The team are in a good position now in the league and want to get promoted.
"I’ve come from League One and I want to get back there as soon as possible. The manager sold to me what he wants to do with the Club and I think it is a fit all round.
“The gaffer is really black and white in how he approaches things. He speaks his mind regarding what he expects from the players and that’s something I can buy into.
“Throughout the whole process, the Club made it very clear to me that they wanted me to come here and play for Tranmere. I did feel very wanted, and obviously that is a factor in the choice of where you go.
“I’ve played in this league before and I know my way around it. I know the clubs and I know Tranmere well; I’ve been here and been beaten a few times. Hopefully I can be on the winning side now.
“It’s very lively and a good atmosphere [at Prenton Park]. From afar, the Club have got a good fanbase and a good stadium that they play in.”
Outlining his ambitions for the remainder of the 2021/22 season, the Burton upon Trent-born striker added: “Any striker will ultimately only be judged on his goals, so hopefully I can have a healthy return and get off the mark as soon as possible.
“The Club is in second position at the minute and the ultimate aim would be to keep on pushing and end up as high up in the table as possible. I think that’s what everyone at the Club wants.”