EXCLUSIVE – Connor Jennings: “We’re hoping to have a good go at the Christmas period.”

By George Williamson

Tranmere Rovers midfielder Connor Jennings insists his side is prepared for a busy Christmas schedule as they look to mount a play-off charge in the second half of the season.

When asked if the players generally relish or dread what can be a gruelling run of games in quick succession, Jennings was quick to shoot down the notion that there is anything to be apprehensive about.

He said: “You never dread games, it’s a busy period and people say it’s the most important period so we’re hoping to have a good go at the Christmas period and hopefully try to climb the table.”

Rovers were due to play against Woking last weekend, but a scheduling clash due to the Cards’ progression in the FA Cup meant that the Super Whites had to take an enforced break, and Jennings says he can see both the positives and the negatives of the two-week gap between fixtures.

He said: “Obviously in the last game we put on a really good performance so for me personally I wanted to get straight back out there and try to carry that momentum on but it is what it is.

“We’ve been working hard all week, working on things so hopefully come the next game we’ll be raring to go.”

Jennings spoke at Rovers’ annual Christmas signing session, and he feels it was a perfect time to host it given the absence of a fixture.

He said: “Obviously it’s massive [to give something back to the fans with events such as the signing session].

“Today’s probably a perfect day as there’s no game so it’ll be a nice day for ourselves to get to see the fans and it’ll be great for the fans as they get to see us.

“All round it should be a good day.”

The players also took the opportunity to come out in support of the ‘Blow the Whistle’ campaign that seeks to put an end to domestic violence, particularly against women.

You can catch the full interview with Connor below, and can read part one here:


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