Tranmere Rovers sit in 5th place of the Vanarama National League as they are set to take on a Torquay side who have come into this game after a 3-0 home victory over Solihull Moors.
Rover’s last game was a close 2-2 draw with Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night in Gloucestershire where Micky Mellon’s resilient side came from a goal down twice thanks to a header form Lois Maynard and a well finished strike from James Norwood.
Mark Cooper, FGR manager admitted that Tranmere were a strong force and gave them a good game. “Credit to Tranmere, they are a good team, the best team we have played.”… “If we finish in front of them, we will win the league.”
Lee Vaughan and Jay Harris are available for selection again this weekend after serving their one match suspension which gives Micky a bit more space to pick a team.
A familiar face?
Nathan Blisset could potentially line up against Rovers on Saturday afternoon. Blisset enjoyed a small loan spell at the club, one of his fondest moments would be an equalising goal away to Grimsby Town last season in the TV game at Blundell Park.
Player Interview: Ben Tollitt
Tollit on the fans:
Since I have come here, the fans have been top draw, I have been amazed by them to be honest. They have really took to me too and that really does help me.
Tollitt believes that the game tomorrow is one that can really push Rovers on and finish what would be a great week for the team. “It’a massive because we have to keep the pressure on the teams above us. We have done well getting four points out of six against Braintree away and Forest Green away, if we get another three points tomorrow then thats seven out of nine in the space of a week.”
The midfielder said that the fans can expect the second half’s showing from Tuesday night to continue when they take on the Gulls at Prenton Park tomorrow afternoon. “They can expect us to carry on from where we left off in the second half which was a strong performance. We played really well and if we carry it into tomorrows game then I think we can cause Torquay loads of problems.”
When asked about what the mentality is around the dressing room at the moment, Tollitt said that as long as the players do what they can do best, then the rest will take care of itself. “We have to take it as it goes, we have to try and win games and teams around us drop points then that’s what we want, that is the best way to think about it.”
Ben Tollitt gave his insight on what the Rovers fans are to expect tomorrow, as they take on a Torquay side who sit 16th in the league. “A good start, a good tactical performance in a sense that we know how to break them down, and the best way to do it. Then hopefully maintain that with the good start throughout 90 minutes, and the fans getting behind us would be brilliant.”
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