Centre-back George Ray admits that Tranmere Rovers started slowly during Friday night's 1-1 draw with Southend United, but believes the character shown to earn a point at Prenton Park is something that can be built on.
Paul Mullin's 84th minute penalty secured a late point for Micky Mellon's men in the Sky Bet League One contest, as Tom Hopper had initially given the Shrimpers an early lead with a dinked finish over Scott Davies.
And Ray, 26, gave his assessment to the local media as Rovers gained a share of the spoils in front of the SWA.
Ray said: "We wanted the win, we probably needed the win a bit to put that gap there, so we are disappointed but in the end we will take the draw as it's better than nothing.
"It's not a good goal to concede, I can kind of remember it, but we'll obviously watch the DVD, go over it and try and put things right.
"It was a bit of a slow start which isn't really like us at home, we've started a few games well but I thought we came out in the second-half after getting a telling off for the tempo, and we upped it a bit and we got a point in the end.
"Every team is different and brings something different, so wherever they are in the league, it was a tough game and you can't tell anything yet with positions in the league.
"We got our reward in the end, you can always say that about Tranmere. They are always there or there about's at the end of the game, whatever the score, they'll dig in and try and get a result."
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