Guiseley 2-2 Tranmere: Brabin – ‘it’s two points dropped’

Gary Brabin admits it was two points dropped for Tranmere at Guiseley.

Rovers failed to hold on to the lead twice as they drew 2-2.

If they are to finish in the top five, it is these kind of games, against teams at the bottom of the table, they should be winning.

And Brabin knows this was a missed opportunity.

“I thought we did enough to win,” he said.

“I’m really disappointed with the goals we conceded. It’s not like us of late and they are two bad goals to concede.

“Some of the chances we had, I think we could easily have been 3-0 up and I don’t think anybody would have batted an eyelid.

“It’s just disappointing that we’ve let them off the hook so easily.

“It took an own goal for us to take the lead and it’s a great strike by Jake Kirby.

“You then think, as we’ve done in previous weeks, we can go on and manage the game.

“But there’s just one or two mistakes throughout which have led to both their goals which we’re disappointed about.

“We’ve dropped two points.

“We said before the game that this would be a sticky tie for us, coming away here on a Tuesday night.

“But I thought we started really brightly and you’re just looking for that little bit more “dig in” to grind out that right result.

“I thought we fell a little bit short on that point.”

Another blow for Rovers was losing Steve McNulty to a second half injury.

The defender limped off after a collision with Jeff Hughes.

Brabin though says it is too early too know how much damage has been done.

“I don’t know what the problem is yet,” he continued.

“But he was obviously struggling before he came off.

“I can’t really remember the incident but he seemed to be in a bit of discomfort.

“Martin Riley’s come on though and he’s done well.”

Meanwhile the manager had a special word of praise for the travelling army of Tranmere fans.

541 made the journey to West Yorkshire, braving the cold weather and vicious rush hour traffic to make it.

And Brabin made tribute to their support.

“They were brilliant,” he added.

“If you just shut your eyes for a minute and listened you would think we were at home.

“I think they can see the lads are rolling their sleeves up and we move forward and look forward to another game on Saturday.”

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