Exclusive: Andy Mangan – “We will be going to Leyton Orient to win”

By Josh Roberts

Tranmere Rovers striker Andy Mangan accepts anything less than a win at Leyton Orient on Saturday is not acceptable for the club.

Mangan, who had a short spell at AFC Fylde on loan, has returned to club and has had a couple of cameo appearances from the bench.

But despite not playing a major role on field, the no.19 is fully aware that only a win will do at the weekend in the push for promotion.

“Let’s make no qualms about it, we’re going to win at Leyton Orient and that’s the next game, that’s the most important game of the season,” said Mangan.

“The gaffer will tell you the same thing, I’ve been with him at clubs that have been promoted, and we’re going there to win.”

The centre-forward has sporadically appeared in recent weeks for Tranmere, but is still looking forward to the game at Brisbane Road.

Andy Mangan vs Borehamwood

Mangan wheels away in celebration after scoring his only goal of the campaign vs Borehamwood earlier in the season.

“I’m really excited, if I’m selected again which I have been the last couple of games, personally I’d be over the moon,” said Mangan.

“To support the lads to give them anything they need if I’m called upon from the gaffer to do my best.”

But Mangan knows it isn’t about him and if he plays, the team has to come to first which he recognises.

“It’s not about me, it genuinely isn’t, it’s not about me.

“I’m here to do whatever the club requires me to do. If that’s supporting the lads, making them happy, backing them up on the pitch then that’s what I’m here for at the moment.

“The lads are doing great, the lads who aren’t in the team like myself, the lads who played today, we’ve just got to back them lads up because it’s all about Tranmere Rovers.

“[If] something happens then you’ve got to be ready to step in and that’s sort of where I’m at at the moment and I’ve just got to accept that.”

Mangan will be hoping he can play, not just a part in Saturday’s game, but in Tranmere push for promotion as well.


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