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Stick to the plan message from Lakin

7 February 2023

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Stick to the plan message from Lakin

7 February 2023

Charlie Lakin believes Rovers must stick with the plan in order to deliver a more consistent run of form.

Speaking to the media ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Tranmere Rovers in Sky Bet League Two, the midfielder spoke of his confidence in the approach to the game of head coach Danny Schofield and said he feels the side are on the cusp of a breakthrough in results.

Lakin on the chance to join Rovers:

“It’s a really good opportunity for me at a good club with a good fanbase and good intentions from everyone around the place. The players are really good and the gaffer and the staff have got a good way of how they want to play and go forward with this club.

“When I spoke to the gaffer and the players and heard about their intentions going forward, it slotted straight in with what I want to do in football and what I want to play in.”

On how ready he is to start matches:

“Definitely. I’ve always been ready, fitness-wise. Coming off the bench is good to get the sharpness back but I feel like I’m ready to start matches and play a full 90 minutes. I can’t wait for that opportunity when it comes.”

On turning form around:

“We do need to turn it around. That’s a fact and everyone can see that.

“The way the gaffer wants us to play, we’re taking it on board. The performances are there, it’s just the final third and the finishing. We’re more than capable of getting results and everyone believes that. We’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing and the results will come and keep coming. Hopefully that starts against Tranmere.

“In any game, if we get that first goal then we’ll go on to score two, three, four maybe. It’s about getting the first goal and building on that.”

On building confidence:

“Every day is brilliant. The gaffer believes in the lads and we believe in him. There’s not one person who isn’t on board with what he wants and what we want to do.

“It’s just making sure we have that belief we know we’re going to win. We can go into any game knowing we can win with the set of lads that we’ve got and the staff we’ve got too.

“It’s about reminding yourself that and when we go out on the pitch, keep playing the way we’re playing, keep playing with the confidence and belief and the results will come.”

On getting supporters believing:

“The main thing the fans want is results, as any football fan does. They don’t really look at performances as such - some do, some don’t. It’s getting results.

“As soon as the results start coming, the fans will be on board. You can’t blame them for that - they pay their money to come and watch us play and they want us to win.

“We all believe and we know when the results start coming, they’re going to come back-to-back.”

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