Moore upbeat despite defeat

Manager Ronnie Moore saw some positive signs from his team as Tranmere lost at Preston North End on Saturday.

Last Updated: 20/04/13 at 20:59

Ronnie Moore: Proud of his side's performance

Ronnie Moore: Proud of his side's performance

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Moore has likened his side's performances to that of a pub team in recent weeks.

Despite a fifth straight 1-0 defeat, Moore said: "I'm proud of them. It's the first time in a long time we've looked like the team we have been.

"You could see at times out there why we were top of the league for so long and how we've lost the game I don't know. I don't think they could give much more, we've just been naive with the goal.

"We were 10 seconds away from coming in at nil-nil and we've given the ball away in a stupid area instead of looking after the ball, being professional and doing the right things.

"But I can't have a go at them. That's the first time for the last few weeks that we've looked like we are a team. We looked like Tranmere Rovers and not the Dog and Duck.

"We don't want to go out with a whimper. We've got to try and win the final game because we don't want all these defeats hanging over us."

Jeffrey Monakana struck in first-half injury time to settle the game, grabbing his fourth league goal of the season as he rifled home from 12 yards out.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

W

ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

CamberleyGooner
The Back To It Gossip

Footer 365

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke was sent letter from South African FA

Sky Sports News HQ has a copy of a letter sent from the South African FA to FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke.

Real Madrid are confident of landing David de Gea

Real Madrid are growing increasingly confident of signing Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Utd target Lloris denies release clause

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris has confirmed that there is no release clause in his contract amid rumours linking the goalkeeper with a move to Manchester United and PSG.

Mail Box

Calling Carlo For Liverpool... Please

One Liverpool Mailer wants a manager who isn't starstruck by the job. Plus why Milner has now become overrated, play-offs for the title, Ronaldinho and democracy..

James Milner: Jose's Perfect Player?

Probably. But presumably he would not swap one bench for another. We have mails on over-hyped players, Arsenal enthusiasm, UEFA, FIFA and naked dudes...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company