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Potter pleased with fight shown by the squad

18 September 2019

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Potter pleased with fight shown by the squad

18 September 2019

Tranmere Rovers midfielder Darren Potter hailed the fight of the side after Micky Mellon’s men came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Peterborough United at Prenton Park on Tuesday night.

Rovers found themselves trailing early in the second-half through strikes from Mo Eisa and Ivan Toney put Darren Ferguson’s Posh ahead.

But Tranmere responded with two goals in five minutes to secure a hard-fought point.

Firstly, Potter provided an assist for Liam Ridehalgh to convert a diving header in the 65th minute, before Ollie Banks’ right-footed volley from 30-yards which found the bottom left-corner of Christy Pym’s goal, saw Rovers gain a share of the spoils.

And Potter, 34, shared his thoughts on the draw with Peterborough after the full-time whistle.

Potter said: “We have great fight in the team and arguably we should have done enough to win the game.

“It was a fantastic strike from Ollie, and he is capable of doing that, he does that in training and then you see one go in like that.

“The last thing you want when you concede a goal is for them to score another one so soon, it felt like a killer blow and it was a bitter pill to swallow but we showed good character to come back and did well to get ourselves back in the game.

“It can be difficult going 2-0 down but it didn’t look like it phased anybody, so you have to roll your sleeves up and keep going really, and that’s what we did.

“I thought that we were the better side to be honest for large periods of the game, we were on top.

“We are more than capable of getting the ball down and playing which, we have shown, and hopefully we can be able to keep doing it going forward.

“I think we are getting better, but I feel it would help if we didn’t have to keep coming from behind in games, it would be nice to go two goals up in a game for instance, but the character is there so we will keep moving forward and building on these performances and results.

“It’s good at Prenton Park under the lights with the crowd backing us, so if we keep responding like that, then we will be okay.”

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