Tranmere 2-1 Shrewsbury: Adams warns Rovers not to get carried away with win

Micky Adams is warning Tranmere cannot afford to get carried away after upsetting promotion chasing Shrewsbury.

Rory Donnelly and Danny Holmes’ first half goals were enough to secure three huge points in their relegation battle.

Rovers came into the match without a win in three, leaving some fans predicting the worst.

That trio of matches included disappointing defeats to relegation rivals Carlisle and York.

The latter led to much criticism from Adams, and, although aware that one result does not make their season, he was chuffed with the way his side reacted.

“What a response from my group of players,” he said.

“There’s no denying we were very, very poor [last week] and we let a lot of people down.

“The criticism and the stick and the hysteria that went with it, we had to accept it and move on.

“We’ve worked ever so hard in training, we had a game plan, stuck to it and luckily we’ve come on the right side of a win.

“I think we surprised them a little bit, because we really did get tight to them.

“When we hustled, we worked together as a group.

“If we could win the ball high up the pitch, that would be best for us, and you’ve seen two examples of that with the goals.

“Fair credit to the players.

“They could quite easily have thought ‘we’re playing a top of the table side, they’re a good side, and we’re going to get beat.’

“But we never had that attitude.

“We were ready, we were at it, and really, 2-0 at half time could have been three or four.”

Recent results had seen Rovers sucked back into the relegation battle, but they are now three points clear of danger.

And that defeat at York could be a catalyst for another revival.

After question the fitness of some players, Adams has worked his players tirelessly in training this week, something he thinks has paid off.

“You can’t get too high or too low when you get results,” he continued.

“I’m experienced enough to realise that regardless of the fact that if we’d won last week, we still wouldn’t be safe.

“So don’t panic, relax, let’s get back to the training ground.

“We had a good week, and now, we’ve got three points on the board that we’ve worked hard for.

“Some of the work they’ve done this week, they’ve not particularly enjoyed.

“Whether I’ve enjoyed it or not…not particularly seeing them running without a ball!

“But I thought it was necessary.”

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