Shaun Garnett knows that Saturday’s home game against Welling United could be an emotional affair as Tranmere Rovers and the supporters pay their respects to Johnny King.

He also knows that it’s a vitally important game for the Club as we look to maintain the place in the play-offs with just five matches remaining to the season.

He told Tranmere Player: “It will be a very emotional day on Saturday. It will be our first chance to pay our respects to John as players, coaches, management and supporters.trfc

“John would want us to play football on Saturday and he would have said that the most important part would not be him but the three points. He was a football man and his priority would always be Saturday 3 o’clock and three points.

“We have to manage Saturday in the right way. We know that as Kidderminster wasn’t an easy game for us on Monday, Welling won’t be an easy game for us on Saturday, so we’ll be approaching the game as we would if it was Forest Green or Cheltenham.

“The most important thing for us is three points and we need to keep our place in the play-offs. We won’t be taking our foot off the gas because we want to keep this run going until the end of the season, into the play-offs and then hopefully at Wembley.

“I would love to be involved in putting this Club where it should be and that’s certainly in the Football League. I would love to take Tranmere back to where Johnny King left it.”


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