Tranmere Rovers’ Adam Mekki is looking forward to going back to a former club when he makes the long journey to Dover Athletic this weekend.

The 24-year-old had a short spell at the Crabble Athletic Ground last season but says he wants to make sure that Tranmere keep the gap above his former employers this weekend.

He told Tranmere Player: “I didn’t play many games for Dover. Now, I’ll be doing my best to help the team stay above Dover and ensure they can’t catch us and get that play-off position.

“For us, it’s all about getting as many points on the board to get that place in the play-offs.

“It’s an exciting run until the end of the season now, it’s all about us battling for that play-off position. Ultimately, we are focusing on ourselves and going down there to pick up three points.

“We obviously wanted to go up automatically and we believed that we could. We now need to be mentally strong and make sure we get that play-off position.”

With the long journey and an overnight stay, the winger explains how he plans to prepare the day before the game.

He said: “There will be a bit of team bonding on the bus as it’s a six or seven hour journey, but we’ll all be trying to relax ahead of the game tomorrow. After the long journey, it will be a case of stretching the legs and getting an early night.”


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