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Parkinson proud of youth comeback

3 December 2019

Tranmere Rovers youth team manager Andy Parkinson was proud of his side as they came back from 3-1 down to beat Shrewsbury Town 4-3 away from home.

Goals from Ryan Stratulis, Jake Burton and Jacob Walton (2) sealed an impressive victory in the EFL North West Youth Alliance.

Rovers responded well in Shropshire to put two recent league defeats against Preston North End and Blackpool behind them, to return to winning ways on their travels at the Salop.

And boss Parkinson was delighted with the performance, which saw three goals scored in the final ten minutes of action.

Parkinson said: “The lads showed character, guts and determination. We were 3-1 down with ten minutes to play so it is pleasing the determination from the lads to get the win.

“We made some tactical changes to gain an advantage and they won us the game, our substitutes played a pivotal role in our comeback, and I’m proud of them all.

“Everyone played their part and it is a learning experience for them. They need to take on the principles that we install into them and that we go by as a Football Club,  to improve and develop.

“Our approach is the development of players. Matchday is an exam and the players, just like Micky and the first-team, the coaching curriculum needs to be followed if we are to be successful in matches.

“It is important to push on, and it is all about the development of the team, as players and as people.”

Tranmere are now seventh in the table, sitting on 16 points from 12 games.

Next up for the U18s is a trip to Fleetwood Town in the EFL North West Youth Alliance, which takes place at Poolfoot Farm, kick-off 11am.

To view Rovers’ upcoming youth team fixtures, please CLICK HERE


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