The Football League Paper - - TFLP - By Sam Jack­son

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

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