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Hawkes looks ahead to Harrogate trip

21 October 2022

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Hawkes looks ahead to Harrogate trip

21 October 2022

Josh Hawkes believes that Tranmere’s current run of victories is down to each player doing their jobs on the pitch and revealed that the confidence throughout the team has always been there.

“I don’t think our confidence has ever really dropped. As a team, we always back ourselves to win games and thankfully at the moment we are. Everyone is doing their jobs and sticking to what we’re doing in training and what the gaffer is asking of us.

“We have got a smaller squad compared to some other teams in the league but that helps sometimes when you haven’t got as many players. We are tight as a group and very confident going into game at the moment."

After a spell out of the side earlier in the season, Hawkes has really made his mark since coming back into the team and has been an influential figure in Rovers’ current winning streak. 

“I was wanting to add more goals and assists to my game and I’m having a good run in the team. The confidence within myself is growing as well as working on different things and I think that is coming good in games. You can’t hide in game because I think you will get found out, especially in League Two. Everyone in the team has to be on it and it’s very important that the whole team is working hard.

“The gaffer spoke to me a while ago and said I was unlucky not to be in the team because of the system we were playing at the start of the season. I was doing a job for the team at wing back but my main position is probably out on the left and I’m really enjoying it. 

“I have a great understanding with Ethan (Bristow) and he has been brilliant. He’s good to play with because he can overlap you in seconds and you know that if you do go forward, he can defend one v one in the other half.”

Harrogate are the next test in front of Josh and his teammates and the winger says that The Sulphurites will be no push overs at the weekend.

“I think when you playing other teams you don’t massively take their results into account. Every game in this league is a hard game and everyone offers different threats. We’ll go there thinking we can win the game because we know we are capable of that but also wary of the problems they could cause us. 

“We’ve been doing really well away from home at the moment so hopefully that continues and we’ll keep ticking off each game as it comes.”

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