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George Pilkington Pre Tranmere Rovers

8 October 2018

George Pilkington looks ahead to Tranmere Rovers.

Shrewsbury Town take on Tranmere Rovers in a Checkatrade Trophy fixture tomorrow evening.

Town will be looking to register back-to-back home wins, after a previous victory against Accrington Stanley.

First-team coach George Pilkington is looking forward to the fixture and hopes the previous game will help spur the team onto a win.

“It was a fantastic performance,” Pilkington said. “It’s always difficult against 10 men.

“Accrington are a hard working team anyway. They got men behind the ball and we just had to be patient.

“I think sometimes you get a bit anxious on the bench because you want it to happen straight away.

“Having watched the game back – we were very patient, moved the ball well, created chances and got our rewards.”

Pilkington is expecting a tough game from the side that won promotion to the Sky Bet League Two in their last campaign.

“They play again on Friday, so we don’t know what team they will bring,” Pilkington said. “We don’t know player wise what it’s going to throw up.

“It’s an opportunity for both teams to throw players onto the pitch, who probably haven’t had as much football and get some fitness into them.

“It’s a competition that the club did well in last year. From our point of view, we want to succeed in that.

“We just want to win games. That’s what football is about – it’s about winning and getting that winning mentality.

“Hopefully we go out there to scrap and fight for the win and that’s what we will be trying to do tomorrow.

“We just want to win football matches, there is no better feeling and it builds momentum - we want to do that tomorrow.

“There is players in our squad who have played quite a bit of football. We need to look after them as well as the players that need football.

“We have a strong squad and there is competition for places, so tomorrow I’m sure there will be changes.

“We’re all in this together. It’s a long season and everyone will be needed.”


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