McMahon urges Tranmere Rovers to try positive thinking in season's final weeks

Rovers assistant manager John McMahon

Rovers assistant manager John McMahon

First published in Sport

TRANMERE Rovers caretaker manager John McMahon says staying positive is vital in the remaining weeks of the season.

Rovers, who face bottom-of-the-table Notts County at Prenton Park on Saturday, dropped into the relegation zone after Tuesday night's defeat at Brentford and have 36 points from 35 games.

Notts County are 24 on the table, with five points fewer than Tranmere.

McMahon sees tomorrow's match, starting at 3pm, as an opportunity to gather some momentum.

In a pre-match interview, he said: "It's a massive game, we can't hide that fact and the players are aware of it as well.

"A win in any game is huge at the minute, but more so this because of the relevance of the points and the league positions.

"I spoken to the MK Dons manager about Notts County and he said don't be put off by their position and think it will be an easy game, far from it.

"They've got a lot of attacking options and threats so we're expecting a tough game.

"We know we’ve got to keep fighting and we know we’re in a battle. All we can do is roll our sleeves up and go for it.

"It's a home game and we want to get some momentum. We need to build some momentum and positive vibes, not just from the players but from the whole club.

"The supporters need to be seeing something they’re willing to get behind and support.

"That can only come from positive results and positive performances on the pitch.

"It's a case of everyone sticking together and everyone believing that we will get this turned around. We are in a dogfight and it has not just been these last two weeks that we’ve been in a battle, we’ve known it from the turn of the year.

"The results haven’t suddenly made us a poor team, it's the results from the start of the season that have put us in the position we're in.

"We can’t affect what’s gone on at Brentford, but what we can do is reflect and focus on the positive sides of what we’re trying to do and take them into the weekend."

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