Dynel Simeu took the time out this week to speak to the local press ahead of Saturday’s trip to the County Ground to face Swindon Town.
The defender gave us an insight into his life so far at Rovers and what he expects from the encounter at the weekend.
“Life has been good, I’ve had a good experience so far. We went through a really good phase and now we’re having to find ourselves again but I’ve been made to feel very welcome.
“Last season was my first ever loan but this year I feel like I have come out of my shell and I have shown more of my abilities. The Gaffer has been really good at getting the best out of me as well as being around other experienced players which has helped me.
“League Two is a lot more realistic than Premier League 2 or youth football and you have to be a lot more street wise with the dark arts. Obviously the games mean a lot more when you’re playing for points and that has an effect on the community as well as us as players.”
Dynel quickly became a fans’ favourite at Prenton Park and he says that this is something he always likes to acknowledge in any way he can.
“I have a good relationship with the fans and I just try to give back to them for the love that they show me. The fans pay to come and watch us so if I can ever spend time off the pitch to have a photo or give my autograph then I’m always happy to do that.”
Rovers head to Wiltshire at the weekend looking to pick up an important three points to fire themselves back towards the play-off spots in League Two. Dynel insists that previous records against Swindon are not in the mindset of his or his teammates ahead of the game.
“I think we’ve got a really good team but I don’t think we’ve quite hit our best yet so hopefully we can click into place and go on another good run because we are capable of that. We’ve dropped off a bit but starting from this weekend, we need to get back to what got us those good results.
“I never look at old matches or records. It doesn’t phase me and it shouldn’t phase us as a team. We’re just focused on the game ahead and we’ll work with the staff to prepare for the match to go there all guns blazing to get the result.
“It won’t be an easy game because there are no easy games in this league. We should be expecting a tough game but we need to give it to the other team rather than them giving it to us.”