Graham Kavanagh ahead of the Tranmere game
United manager Graham Kavanagh spoke to us ahead of the weekend trip to Tranmere.
“Our approach for this one will be exactly the same as it is for every other game,” he said. “The players are intelligent enough to know where we are and they know what we need to do to get out of it.
“We have to take it a game at a time. We know and we’ve seen that the players can handle the situation after their performance on Tuesday night. They're right behind what we're doing and they're united as a group. If they give us that in every game we'll give it a right good go and we’ll be fighting until the very last game.”
“I don’t know what type of game we’ll get on Saturday, if I’m being honest,” he continued. “It’ll be a bit of a nervy affair, but I’m hoping it’s less so for us with us being away from home.
“If we can keep them quiet for the first 15 or 20 minutes then it will give us a foothold in the game. We want to be playing more in their half than they are in ours and it will be about who takes their chances. I’m looking forward to it because it’s one that we know, if we win, we can jump out of it.”
“Tranmere have got good players, there's no two ways about that,” he said. “Ryan Lowe has been a consistent performer at this level for a long time. He's one of those players who you feel like you don't need to pay too much attention to, because he doesn't link the play up, but he's always on the shoulder and he knows where the goal is.
“They are on a bad run, which is similar to ours, but they're at home and they’ll want to perform. We'll go there and give it our best shot.”
“We're obviously going into a crucial part of the season and we need to win games,” he told us. “We do have a little bit of competition coming back into the squad because we are hopefully getting some of the injured players back. That will give the group a big lift considering the amount of experience we've been missing over the last couple of months.”
“We’ve prepared and trained well and it’s up to us to take it out onto the pitch now,” he concluded. “We know what needs to be done and hopefully it will be another good performance with the goals added to go with it.”