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Caprice on hard fought Lincoln point

22 April 2019

Tranmere defender Jake Caprice felt Rovers were ‘unlucky not to take three points’ after the goalless draw away at newly-crowned Champions Lincoln City. 

Rovers had chances to win the match against Danny Cowley’s title winners, but had to settle for a point at Sincil Bank.

Caprice believes Tranmere’s performance was much improved after the break, following a difficult first 45 minutes in Lincolnshire.

He said: “I think first half we weren’t at the races, second half we came in and a few things were said at half time. I think we come out and dug deep, and in the end I thought we were the better side.

“I think in the first half we struggled to get that first pass on the grass and build our way from there. Second half I think we came out in a different way, we got the ball down and played, and in the end we looked like the better team and unlucky not to take the three points.”

At half time, Micky Mellon made a double substitution, introducing Harvey Gilmour and Evan Gumbs into the action. The defender knows the manager is prepared to make changes if things are not going to plan.

He continued: “He’s not afraid to make decisions when need be and he did that at half time and I think it paid dividends.”

Changes at the break contributed to Rovers looking threatening in attack in the second half. Caprice acknowledges that this was the case and believes it was helped by having League Two’s top scorer on the pitch.

“I think at the top end of the pitch we looked dangerous on the counter attack and we always do with Nors (Norwood). Like I said we were unlucky not to get all three points.”

With just two scheduled fixtures remaining for Rovers, Caprice is in no doubt the approach will remain the same until the last ball is kicked, despite the battle for promotion intensifying.

“We go into every game trying to win the game, from the start of the season we’ve tried to do that so it’s no different now.

“I wouldn’t say it gets harder, I think it’s a great time of the season and it’s brilliant to be involved in a promotion push.”

 He concluded: “If you would have said this to us at the start of the season we would have bit your hands off, so we’re still in a good position and we need to keep believing and anything can happen.”

 Jake's full interview is on our iFollow here


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