Ian Evatt expects much of the same from Tranmere Rovers when his Bolton Wanderers side travel to Prenton Park this weekend.
The Trotters head to the Wirral aiming for their first three points of 2021 when they take on Keith Hill's side.
The previous time these two sides met at the University of Bolton Stadium last month, the Super White Army claimed victory thanks to goals from Peter Clarke, Kieron Morris and James Vaughan.
Tranmere sit 11th in the League Two table, four points from the play-offs and four above the Trotters.
And Evatt expects to see much of what he saw a month ago from the Prenton Park outfit, adding that the previous encounter is not well out of his mind.
He said: "I think they’re experienced, they’ve got an experienced spine of the team.
"Obviously a manager that is motivated to beat his old club and it’s going to be a difficult challenging game.
"They all are, but if we can go there and play to the same level as what we did on Saturday we will more than match any team in this league. It’s just more about us than the opposition really.
“It’s not fresh in my mind. All that’s fresh in my mind was the training session from today and moving on to Saturday.
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"It’s been the problem at this club for years that we can’t keep talking about what’s gone on in the past, it’s about what we do moving forwards and we have to go to Tranmere with the positive mindset and try and get the right result on Saturday.”
Wanderers are 17th in the table and have not been able to reach the heights of what they reached in November where the Trotters won five games in a row in all competitions.
Evatt feels there are many factors which explain why they have not been able to recapture that form, with a lack of quality chief among them - but hopes players returning from injury and competition for places will help to change that run.
He said: “There’s lots and lots of reasons I think why we haven’t kicked on. Primarily we haven’t been good enough, it’s as simple as that so we have to keep working hard to improve which we are doing.
"I thought last Saturday was the best we’ve played all season in terms of controlling the game with possession, controlling the tempo of the game through possession, creating chances that we didn’t take but I understand that we will take because we’ve got good players at the top end of the pitch.
"We’ve got players returning from injury, we’ve got competition for places, it’s now about what we do in this second half of the season starting on Saturday.”