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Banks praises fans for pushing the team over the line

23 September 2019

Tranmere Rovers midfielder Ollie Banks says Micky Mellon’s side’s togetherness and desire proved vital as they came from behind in stoppage-time to earn a dramatic 2-1 home win over Burton Albion at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon.

The midfielder celebrated his 27th birthday by curling in a right-footed free-kick in the 91st minute to kickstart an action-packed finale.

Stefan Payne would bundle in a header on 94 minutes to secure a second victory of the Sky Bet League One campaign.

Rovers’ comeback came after Nigel Clough’s Brewers led from the penalty spot through Lucas Akins.

And the Rotherham-native offered his thoughts following on from the three-points.

Banks said: “We never say die. It wasn’t the prettiest today, but it just goes to show that we stick together, and we keep going.

“When you lose two key members of the squad like that (Perkins and Ray injuries), it is going to knock you off balance a bit but we kept going and we kept believing, the messages from the sideline were we keep going and keep doing what we know will get us success and it came good.

“It is nice to score a goal, any goal is nice, but two like that is really nice so I’ll take that.

“You can feel it when this crowd gets behind you, you find that extra 10 or 15 per cent that you didn’t know you had, and fair play to them.

“But it comes from us, we have to give them something to get to shout about for 70-odd or 80-odd minutes and it was a little bit flat.

“It was one of them scrappy games, it never quite got going but you have to stay in it and keep positive, and we did that.”

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