EXCLUSIVE – Connor Jennings: “We know we’re not where we want to be”

By George Williamson

Tranmere Rovers midfielder Connor Jennings made no secret of the fact the Super Whites have been “pretty poor” at the mid-way point of the season, but the 26-year-old also admitted they’re working hard to “get back to their old selves” over the busy Christmas period.

On his side’s tough start to the season, Jennings said: “It’s been pretty poor to be fair.

“We know ourselves we’re not where we want to be, but the last few weeks I feel we’re starting to get back to our old selves, a bit like last year.

“There’s still a lot of things to work on and improve on but hopefully we’ll get there by the end of the season.”

Rovers have fallen foul to an injury-ravaged campaign so far, with long term absentees such as Ben Tollitt, James Wallace and Jake Kirby no closer to returning, but Jennings feels their eventual returns to the squad can have an immediate impact.

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Connor Jennings in action against Macclesfield.

He said: “Sometimes you can’t do anything about [injuries].

“We’ve got a few serious ones at the moment; Ben Tollitt, [James] Wallace and a few others.

“Jake Kirby’s coming back from a broken leg too, but we’ve all got to stick together as a squad, we’ve got to help them get through it mentally and physically and try to get them in the best shape so that when they come back into the squad they’re ready to go.”

Jennings was also adamant that the end-of-season target hasn’t changed despite Rovers’ sluggish start.

He said: “It hasn’t really changed since last year, we’ve added a few [players] and a few have left but that’s part and parcel of football.

“Like I said before, gradually we’re starting to get there and hopefully come the end of the season we’re where we want to be.”

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