Date: 10th February 2014 at 10:14pm
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Ronnie Moore has already set his sights on what will hopefully be three points when we face Bristol City this weekend, and following our formation failure against Preston North End, this week formations will prove to be a big work out for the players.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the match, Moore said the game will be as difficult as our last one was, so there can be no question that we can’t afford to be as bad on the day again because we need to start picking up results.

The gaffer admits that whilst formations have a big part to play, if the team can keep the ball irrespective of how they line up, our chances improve 10 fold.

‘It’s matter of going down there and keeping the ball, whether it’s a 433 or 442. We’ll have a look and go through one or two things and watch the dvds. The most important thing, no matter what the shape is, is to keep the ball.’

Moore goes on to say that we can play differently as we have the option for two up front, and whilst we gain Koumas in the middle of the park when we have three up front, one of our central strikers is then out on the right.

Obviously as Moore says himself, the way around that is to go with the diamond, and you get the clear hint that maybe that is what training will focus on because we saw how effective it was for Preston themselves.

As for Preston itself, defender Ash Taylor has also spoken following the game as said that although we were disappointing in the first half, in the second half he felt we were much more like a Tranmere side should be, but unfortunately following his goal, to lose the second so soon after was a sucker punch.

Outside of that we were doing the right things and the work ethic was spot on, but we have to carry that through 90 minutes, not just 45.