JIM GOODWIN is hoping to make an immediate return from his suspension against Tranmere tomorrow and promised: “We’ll be giving it everything!”
The tough-tackling midfield man has been forced to sit out the home defeat by Millwall and the encouraging 1-1 draw at high-riding MK Dons after collecting 10 bookings for the season.
Now, he’s hoping for a recall from manager Lee Clark as Town bid to close the gap on the top six and make a late push for the play-offs.
“I’m itching to get back into action as quickly as possible, although I realise I have no given right to a place in the team,” said Goodwin.
“By all accounts, Tom Clarke did really well at MK Dons and the gaffer was extremely pleased with the performance, but I’m hoping to get the call.
“The manager knows what I’m capable of doing and hopefully my past performances will stand me in good stead for a place against Tranmere.
“It’s all about the team, though, and if the manager decides not to give me a start then I’ll be right behind the lads and, if we win, I’ll be as pleased as everyone else.”
Town are keen to make amends for a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Ronnie Moore’s men back in September, when they led only to be pegged by goals either side of half time.
“Tranmere’s confidence will be sky high after their great win against Leicester the other night and they have become a decent side,” explained the Irishman.
“I didn’t think they were up to much when they came to our place, but they seem to have got things together now and they are pushing for the play-offs, much like ourselves.
“It is definitely a game that neither team wants to lose, and if we could win it would be a massive boost for everyone, so we will be giving it everything.
“I don’t think we have picked up the points we’ve deserved in recent games, so a win would be vital to rekindling our hopes of putting pressure on those teams above us, including Tranmere.”