Connor Jennings – The heart of Tranmere’s mid-season resurgance

By Josh Roberts

Connor Jennings has been in scintillating form for Tranmere in recent weeks with seven goals in five National League matches helping Rovers up to sixth in the league and firmly in running for a play-off place.

His goals have come during the Super White’s best run of form so far this season with five wins on the bounce before the defeat to AFC Fylde on New Year’s Day.

Jennings’ form has been a catalyst for Tranmere to improve, his performances have been integral into getting Rovers out of the bottom half and into the top six.

What is most impressive with this form he is in is the fact he is playing out of position. A central midfielder by trade, he has been used primarily on the left of a midfielder four this season by Micky Mellon.

Connor Jennings vs Torquay 2

Jennings jumps looking to bring the ball under control against Torquay

With his fortunes in front of goal though, I don’t think he’d mind.

The first goal of the seven he has scored in five came against Torquay and remarkably it was his first goal of the season.

Since then he hasn’t looked back, bagging a goal of the season contender against Sutton then back to back doubles at home to Fylde and Guiseley respectfully.

The seventh was a mere consolation away to Fylde on New Year’s Day but cemented this run of games as his best run of form since 2013 when he scored 12 goals in a 16 game spell for Macclesfield.

Jennings has yet to show the Super White Army that kind of form in a Tranmere shirt but that isn’t to say the fans aren’t behind him with some even putting his form in the same bracket as Mo Salah’s!

He finished last season with seven goals in eight games including a hat trick in the 9 – 0 demolition of Solihull at home to show he can score goals when the opportunities present themselves to him.

If Tranmere have serious ambitions of returning to the Football League this season then the continued form of Jennings will play a massive part in the promotion chase.


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