Ghanaian international striker, Chris Dickson, was looking forward to another big game as Chelmsford City head to the north-west for their Buildbase FA Trophy fourth round tie with former Football League outfit, Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.
The 32-year-old frontman, who had previously gleaned both Champions and Europa League experience whilst playing for Cypriot outfit, AEL Limassol, was in a buoyant mood ahead of the Prenton Park clash:
“It’s definitely a huge game and it’s the year of the underdog at the moment so we’ve got to go up to Tranmere and try to do exactly what Lincoln City and Sutton United are doing, he said.
“We can take a big scalp like Tranmere, there’s no reason why we can’t. We’ve got to be focused, disciplined and we need the passion for the game. If we can bring all that to the table, you never know what could happen.”
Dickson hoped his previous exploits in the Football League, including a spell at Charlton Athletic, Gillingham and Dagenham & Redbridge, could prove both useful both in the dressing room as well as on the pitch. “Personally, I like to speak to the players one-to-one, he continued. I’ll tell them that it’s a game of football, be calm, try to keep the ball as much as possible and more than anything else, show concentration towards your job on the pitch.
“The gaffer has to put the message out to the players, we just have to concentrate on doing our jobs. If we all do that then there is no reason why we can’t get a result.”
Despite having been with the club for little over a month, Dickson confessed he had settled quickly and was enjoying life at the Melbourne Stadium, adding: “The gaffer has helped me settle in very quickly and easily. I knew a few of the boys before I came here so I was able to get up to speed with the banter around the place.
“Chelmsford isn’t far for me. I said to the manager before I signed that the location is good and I believed there was no reason why I couldn’t come to the club and do a job. It has started off well, long may it continue.”