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O'Connor ahead of Forest Green clash

27 January 2022

Midfielder Lee O'Connor believes there is an extra incentive for Rovers on Saturday, as they take on league leaders Forest Green at Prenton Park.

Lee discussed the importance of the clash and Rovers approach ahead of their meeting with the table toppers.

"It's going to be a great game. I think for us it's just another game really but there is I suppose an extra incentive to it but we've just got to approach it like we've approached our last ten games.

"I think everyone knows that it's a big game and three points would be massive for us but I suppose leading into it, it's the exact same, you don't defer away from anything you've been doing all season.

"You know in your head it's a big game but you don't do absolutely anything differently, just the exact same."

This week saw O'Connor make his temporary stay on the Wirral Peninsula a permanent one, as he signed a contract until the summer of 2024. He gave local media his thoughts on signing permanently and what he's enjoyed most about his time here.

"I'm delighted, I think it's the right move for me at this moment in my career. I said it the other day, off the pitch I'm really happy here but on the pitch, I think I'm developing really well and that's what I need right now.

"You want to be where you're wanted. In every sense it made sense for me to come, every aspect I looked at it, it made sense so I definitely made the right decision.

"I enjoyed it last year, but it was difficult without the fans. It was my first season of men's football and with having no crowd it was a very different experience. This (season) it's been unbelievable the support we've had, even at away games. I'd say that the fans have been the best thing this season."

A bumper crowd is expected to be in attendance at Prenton Park at the weekend, O'Connor said that the squad will need all of them at the weekend.

"It's going to be very good, we are going to need them all. Hopefully, it's a great turnout and it will be a great afternoon."

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