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Flynn: Good Enough To Finish Top

4 April 2013

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Manager Brian Flynn spoke to Rovers Player ahead of the visit of Ronnie Moore’s Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

Rovers go into the weekend’s game on the back of an impressive performance against Swindon Town. Rovers controlled the game from the first whistle and one man in particular caught the eye of the gaffer.

South Africa International Dean Furman made his first start for Rovers against Swindon and Brian was complimentary of his performance.


“I think he has made an impact, both on and off the field, which didn’t surprise me” said Flynn


“I’ve known him for a long time and knew his qualities would suit the way we play. He’s an all round combative midfielder player who likes to get a shot in as well – we will see goals from him that’s for certain.


“At Coventry his pass through to James Coppinger was fantastic. It was a defense splitter, but unfortunately James was just a yard offside - he can produce that as well.”


With just five games of the season remaining, Flynn admitted he is looking no further than Saturday’s clash against Tranmere.

“The next game is the important one,” he said


“This week was always going to be a big week. We didn’t start brightly against Coventry but we were excellent from start to finish against Swindon, we have to continue that against Tranmere.


“There is experience in the dressing room that can handle where we are at the moment. We are comfortably holding our position at the top, its better being up there and looking at what’s behind you in the race - I think we are good enough to finish top.


On opponents Tranmere Rovers Flynn said:


“They’ve had a good season, up until the last five or six games.


“I have seen them play many times this season and I’ve been very impressed with the team. Unfortunately for them they’ve had one or two key players injured which must be hard for Ronnie [Moore].


“Ronnie has put together a good team; he’s used his experience and built a team bringing in some good loan players. I know the chief scout really well, Dave Philpott, he knows the market and Ronnie trusts him with selecting players.


“Ronnie knows what it takes to get success in this division and I think he’s tried to implement that this season; they’re not out of it yet, they’re well in with the pack.”




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