Tranmere Rovers v Yeovil Town: Jamie McAllister ready to take on leaders
“Perform and we will win” is the simple message from confident Yeovil Town captain Jamie McAllister ahead of their trip to table-topping Tranmere.
The Glovers head to Prenton Park on Saturday seeking to achieve what no other club has done yet this season by returning with three points.
Ronnie Moore’s men have won eight of their 12 outings so far, scoring 26 goals in the process and conceding just six.
Despite Rovers’ flying start, McAllister said Yeovil were looking forward to travelling north, buoyed by an impressive 3-1 defeat of Colchester that ended a run of six losses.
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The defender said: “It is nice to get back to winning ways with a good result and a good performance. There has been a different feel around the training ground this week.
“Tranmere are going well and started well, but it is up to us and go and change that.
“If we play as well as we did last Saturday and work as hard while playing on the front foot and in their half, I think we will get a result.
“For me, it is just another three points. Obviously they are a team that is in form and going away we have got to put in a good performance.
“But I think we are more than confident we can get a result, so we are looking forward to it.
“We want to go on a little run and be more positive, building on the three points against Colchester and that starts now at Tranmere.
“It is a difficult game, but we are more than confident that we can get the result.”
With Tranmere’s stunning opening catching eyes across the country, McAllister said it was down to Yeovil to focus on their game.
The Scot backed the Glovers to shine under what will be an increased audience with the international break interrupting Premier League and Championship schedules.
“They are getting a lot of coverage at the moment, but it is down to us on the day,” he said. “If we perform we will get the result. It is that simple.
“We have more than enough quality in the squad and people that want to do well, which means we can go there and get the right result, coming back with the three points.”
McAllister arrived at Huish Park in the summer after a successful spell with Gary Johnson at Ashton Gate.
The left-back has been one of the first names on the team sheet since, with only a three-game ban for a red card at Bristol Rovers in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy keeping him out of the side.
As well as occupying League One’s summit, Tranmere boast the divisions three top scorers with Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Jake Cassidy and Andy Robinson all on seven goals.
However, both Akpa-Akpro (foot) and Robinson (hamstring) will miss the game through injury, while 6ft 9ins goalkeeper Jason Mooney is likely to deputise for Owain Fon Williams.
McAllister said: “You have got to put him under pressure if it’s his first game and his debut. We will be looking to do that, whether it is a new keeper or not, getting plenty of shots off and getting crosses in.”