ROVERS FIGHT ON WITHOUT RONNIE
TRANMERE Rovers captain James Wallace last night spoke of the players’ determination to overcome the setback of manager Ronnie Hill’s suspension.
Hill has been sent home while the FA decided if he has breached betting rules assistant John McMahon taking caretaker control.
Rovers beat troubled Coventry 3-1 yesterday and Wallace said: “It has been a difficult week for everyone with what has happened but John McMahon has got us in shape and that performance was for him.
“The togetherness was there in our performance and we are delighted with the way we played.
“We were helping each other out and we were on the front foot from the start.
“John has done things a little bit differently to what Ronnie might normally do but the lads have reacted well to it and it is nice for him to get a win under his belt.
“Ronnie hasn’t been in to see us. I think the suspension means he can’t be around the place but we have adapted well and it showed on the pitch.”
Wallace added:“We knew we could get on top of them and punish them if we got the chance.
“Three goals is a bonus for us because we don’t often score that many. I am happy with my own performance as well because I haven’t been at my best over the last few weeks.
“This performance reminded me of what we were like in the first-half of last season when we were winning games.
“The confidence was there in us before the game and we controlled things from the back.
“Looking around the team we know we have players capable of pushing higher up the table – but for now we have to concentrate on getting clear of the relegation zone.
IN CHARGE: John McMahon