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Moore pleased with all-round performance

5 February 2020

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Darren Moore felt his side dealt well with the difficult conditions as Rovers beat Tranmere Rovers 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Rovers bounced back from defeat on Saturday with three points in Sky Bet League One on a well-worn surface at Prenton Park, and Moore believes his side executed the game plan perfectly.

“It was really good, I was pleased with the all-round team performance, and it was the right response from Saturday, we knew we’d come here and it would be a difficult task, and as the game wore on we knew it would open up for us,” he said.

“I thought at times the decisions we made on a hard surface to play on were really good from the players, and when the chances came our way, the boys took their goals really well.

“We spoke about that in the meeting before the game about how we would manage the conditions, we came out and assessed it and we played to that perfectly, did their jobs really well and we come away happy with three points.”

All three goals at Tranmere came from January signings, with Jacob Ramsey scoring a brace on debut, whilst Fejiri Okenabirhie also stepped off the bench to score, and Moore was quick to praise the new boys, including Devante Cole who put in an immense shift for 70 minutes.

“Hopefully this is just the start and you can see some more glimpses of what more they can bring to the team, we’ve seen the different dynamics within the team with those players in the side, and we knew they’d bring a different edge to us,” he added.

“Once they’re more settled I’m sure we can see another level of performance from them too, Devante put in a real shift over the 70 minutes and as the game and the opposition wore on, Fejiri came on and got the goal.

“It does take time, they’ve come in during a busy period, we’re playing catch up and we have plenty of games still to come, they’ve not had all that long to integrate but they’ve all been excellent, and the longer it goes on, the more the dynamics will improve.”

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