Jon Otsemobor is looking to claim three points and the bragging rights over his old team-mate Ryan Lowe this afternoon.
The MK Dons defender, who faces a battle with Lee Hodson for the starting berth at right-back today, knows a win for the men from MK1 is important to help bounce back from the disappointing defeat to Carlisle earlier in the week.
Tranmere, though, are also in need for maximum points from the match after a difficult start to the 2013/14 season. Last season it was the Wirral side who stole all of the headlines with incredible form which saw them sat at the top of the table, but this campaign they have struggled to get away from the wrong end of the League.
“They have got some good players. I think last season, from speaking to a few of their lads, they were so confident going into every game but since Christmas last year they seem to have been on this poor run of form and it’s carried on into this season.
“I speak to Lowey on a regular basis and he’s said the lads there are just within themselves at the moment and they’re lacking a bit of confidence.”
Otsemobor knows the danger that Tranmere will possess this afternoon, especially with former team-mate Lowe in their ranks. Last season Lowe was the joint top-goal scorer for the Dons and already has four to his name.
“Lowey is most definitely a goalscorer. I’ve played with Ryan at a few of clubs and he’s a player who scores goals wherever he’s playing. For him not to be scoring goals like he normally does highlights how they’re not doing so well, so to speak. Ryan’s a good player, though, and I’m sure he’ll grab his handful of goals soon, just not on Saturday.
“When you’re going up against somebody you know it spurs you on a little bit more. You want the bragging rights at the end of the game so it does spur you on to play against players you know so it is a good thing.”