AFTER a long lay-off from injury, midfielder Alan Navarro is targeting game time as well as three points when Town travel to the north-west on Saturday.
Since he was sidelined with an injury sustained against Coventry City, the summer signing says that he is looking forward to going back to his native Merseyside.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been back up that way and it’s been a long time since I’ve been back at Tranmere as well so I’m looking forward to the game,” he said.
“It’s a difficult one for me because the lads have been doing well and I’ve been injured but then again other lads have been able to play because I’ve been injured. That’s just the way football works and you’ve just got to bide your time. I hope Danny (Hollands) gets back fit and well soon but maybe this is an opportunity to get myself some game time.
“It’s always frustrating when you’re injured and not playing but I’ve been in this position in the past where I’ve been out injured for a long time. You’ve just got to keep on working, keep your head up high and hopefully you get a chance.”
Navarro missed Tranmere’s visit to SN1 on Festive Friday in December but is predicting an entertaining game of football between the two teams.
“We’re going up there to play our normal game,” he declared. “I’ve been back at Tranmere only once and that was a few years ago with MK Dons. We drew that game so hopefully we can get a positive result on Saturday.
“It’s going to be a pretty hostile atmosphere (at Prenton Park). It’s a top of the table clash so it’s going to be quite lively. They’ll be looking to get revenge so it should be a good game.
“I think they’ll be a completely different team especially in terms of the way they play. I thought when they came down here they came down maybe thinking they’ll steamroller us but it went completely against them so they’ll change the plan a bit to play against us.”