Tranmere 3-0 Accrington: Adams chuffed as Rovers set standards high

Micky Adams says Tranmere have set their standards high after they romped to a 3-0 win against Accrington.

The result lifts Rovers out of the relegation zone, and means they have not lost any of their last seven league games at Prenton Park.

It was a confident performance from the hosts, although they had Owain Fon Williams to thank for keeping a clean sheet.

And Adams is hoping they now have a platform to build on as they look to move up the table.

“I thought it was excellent,” he said.

“I’m pleased with the football we played, we had a good shape, created chances and worked ever so hard.

“Possibly, the first thirty minutes was as hard a side as I’ve seen in terms of closing the ball down.

“We gave Accrington very little time on the ball and I thought that was the key to the game.

“So I’m delighted that we’ve got the three points and put on a decent performance.

“I think it’s difficult to say if it’s the best all round team performance since I’ve been here, but it’s the hardest working.

“We got it spot on in terms of the hustling.

“We got out tactics spot on today, but we had to work really hard for it.

“We’ve set standards and we want to continue them.”

Rory Donnelly was the Tranmere hero, with his first Football League goals helping set up the win.

He was joined as a Prenton Park newcomer by Lee Molyneux and Rob Taylor in the starting line up.

And Adams was thrilled with his trio of new signings.

“All three are to be congratulated,” he added.

“You have to say, three fantastic debuts – they’re as good a debuts as I’ve seen, particularly Rory’s.

“We’re not taking a chance on these players.

“I certainly knew the quality of Rob Taylor and Lee Molyneux.

“Rory Donnelly has really surprised me, I have to say.

“The effort and commitment that he’s shown today, if they’re all like him then we’ll do well in this January window.”

Meanwhile Adams moved to quell any rumours that Max Power might have missed the game due to an impending transfer.

The midfielder has won many admirers through his performances this season, but the boss insists there was nothing more than sickness behind his absence.

“Max was feeling ill in training yesterday and he wasn’t fit today,” he continued.

“All the conspiracy theories will be shot to pieces, but he was ill.”

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