Date: 24th March 2015 at 2:03pm
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Manager Micky Adams and a few players have given their reactions to a mixed week of results for Tranmere with a victory over Cambridge before a loss to Burton.

Speaking to the Official Site following the two one victory over Cambridge, Adams explained.

‘We’re deserved winners. I thought we started nervously but gradually came into the game and showed real spirit and commitment. That’s what we’re going to need. They’re a big side and if you get drawn into the way they want to play there’s only ever going to be one winner and that’s them. So we needed to see if we could utilise our spare midfield man and get bodies up to Kay and it’s worked. I’m really chuffed with the way we defended at times, we really put our bodies on the line.’

The gaffer went on to credit the supporters for sticking with the team saying.

‘I want to thank the supporters who came down tonight, I thought they were excellent. It must be soul destroying for them as well. Five defeats on the spin and not knowing where the next win is coming from but they came down and supported the boys and that win is dedicated to them.’

Max Power was also speaking after the game, and he was obviously delighted to find the net himself in the match as it helped us to all three points.

‘After losing five on the bounce, this was do or die for us really. It’s been a tough couple of weeks so it was nice to be able to give the fans something to cheer about. We showed great resilience to bounce back after they equalised so we’re delighted to get a win on the board, every single man was top drawer. It was nice to get a goal tonight but it’s the three points that is massive. Hopefully now we can have a good run-in.’

In the build up to the game against Burton, Adams knew it was going to be an incredibly tough task but he was bouyed following the previous win.

He was therefore very disappointed to see us come out with a four one defeat, especially as he didn’t feel the scoreline reflected the game.

‘You look at the scoreline and you’d think that they have battered us but I don’t think that was the case. There were key moments in the game that could have altered the scoreline. I felt, and I was in front of the ball, that the ball was out for their first goal and obviously the penalty miss were defining moments.’

Adams goes on to say that he felt in the second half especially we were on ‘top’ and he was delighted with the effort and the endeavour the team showed, but again if the penalty had gone in it changes the momentum and the outlook of the game, but without that we just couldn’t get the goals to match what we were doing in the game.

‘We were well on top in the second half, I was really pleased with the effort at the start of the second half. We got the penalty, and if it goes in, it changes the game but we certainly had momentum then.’

With few games remaining now, the gaffer ends a mixed week with hope and optimism though.

‘If you look at the fixtures, I still feel that we can go anywhere and cause any team problems. We probably need four wins from the last eight games so it’s going to be tough. We know it’s a game next week that we have to show up to and stand up and be counted and produce our best if we can and get that win.’

With Kayode Odejayi getting the consolation in the game, he said himself following the full time whistle that he was pleased with one of the best goals of his career but deeply frustrated with the final result.

‘It’s not pleasing to come off after losing. I don’t think it was a 4-1 game, I did think we put up a good performance and showed good spirit and endeavour. It’s probably up there with the best goal I’ve scored and it was nice to score but if you give me three points I’d happily swap it. I just had to hit it, at 2-0 down I think I just took my frustration out on the ball and luckily enough it went in but it was just unfortunate that we couldn’t capitalise on that.’

With Power missing the all important penalty, Odejayi had words of encouragement for his colleague.

‘Max has had a great season. He’s understandably upset after the game, but it’s not the defining moment of the season, there’s still eight games to go. He’s our top goalscorer and he’s scored plenty of big goals for us and I’m sure he’ll have a few more still to come.’

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