Date: 29th January 2009 at 9:32pm
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Tranmere Rovers manager Ronnie Moore today gave his pre match thoughts ahead of the away test at Crewe this Saturday.

Moore believes the away form needs to be improved and it`s the matter of putting the chances away, being more ruthless in front of goal.

Moore told the Tranmere Rovers official website:

‘Our home form is good. We know what the problem is, and it’s about putting that right away from home. The performance at Millwall was good, but we didn’t get the result. If we put the same performance in I’m sure this is a game we can win’

‘We’ve been so indifferent away from home. If we can get consistency I’m sure the wins will come. We’re playing differently now. We’re getting the ball down more and we’ve got more pace up front. Hopefully that will help us.’

‘When you go away from home you have to be lethal with your opportunities. We haven’t been. When the chances come we have to take them. I’m sure on Saturday we’ll get chances and it’s a matter of scoring at the right time.’

‘We have to be focussed. We can’t go there and think because Crewe are bottom of the league that that’s it. It doesn’t happen like that in this league. We have to be wound up and show them the respect that we show everybody. We have to be positive and go at them. Their two strikers are good players who will cause you problems, so the back four have to be on their toes and alert.’

Meanwhile Moore was singing the praises for his son Ian, who has been in fine form this season for Rovers both on the wing and most recently upfront netting three goals in two games.

Moore continued:

‘Ian has always scored goals but the problem he’s had has been that it’s hard to score when you’re playing right wing. That’s down to me, but I’ve put him in there because he has been disciplined. He will play like an orthodox winger but with a bit more defensive awareness about him. I’m pleased for him that he has the three goals.

‘I used to moan like mad when he was at Leeds and Dennis Wise played him right wing, and he’s come here and I’ve ended up doing the same. I can understand why Wise did it because he gives you stability along the four in midfield. But he is a striker, he’s enjoying it at the minute, and I’m sure there’s plenty more goals to come from him.’