Micky Adams reckons George Green has the ability to save Tranmere’s season after his stunning strike rescued a point against Wimbledon.
The Everton loanee smashed home from 25-yards deep into added time to cap what was a special debut.
And having only arrived at Prenton Park on Thursday, the Rovers boss was thoroughly impressed with his impact after a man of the match display.
“Wow, I think the boys lacks confidence!” Adams joked.
“It was a terrific performance and he’s got fantastic ability. I think he’ll be a big player for us over the next seven games.
“He’s a young lad, he wants the ball, he can do some tremendous things with the ball and what a fantastic goal at the end.
“I think only him on the pitch could have scored that.
“It’s as if he’s been here all his career. For a loan player to come in and have that sort of impact is remarkable.”
The point was nothing more than Tranmere deserved.
They battled hard and created more than enough chances to get a point, if not more.
But the fact that they left it so late to grab the draw could be a blessing in disguise, as Adams is hoping it gives them the momentum to push away from danger.
“In the circumstances, a minute before the 95th minute, we’d got nothing,” he added.
“So we’re delighted with the point. We’ll move on but slightly disappointed we’ve not got three.
“I think if you come off the back of that with another defeat, it’s hard to motivate.
“But I think they deserved something today.
“What we need to do is take that point, stick it on the board as we’ve done and move forward.
“I would have been disappointed to have lost it and not got anything out of the game.
“So to nick a point right at the end, we’ll gladly accept that and move onto the next one.
The result does leave Rovers back in the bottom two after Hartlepool’s win over Cambridge.
But Adams now has renewed faith that his team can beat the drop.
“There’ll be a few people looking at our performance today and they’ll be slightly worried,” he continued.
“I’ve come off that today with renewed belief and confidence that we’ll be okay.
“If we play with that sort of tempo, belief and confidence, particularly after going a goal behind, then we’ll be fine.”