Tranmere Rovers manager Keith Hill was proud of his side as they earned a 1-0 away win at Bradford City in Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday night.
Rovers’ decisive moment came on the stroke of half-time when Danny Lloyd’s cross was turned into his own net by Bantams’ defender Paudie O’Connor.
And TRFC navigated their way through the rest of the contest in West Yorkshire to pick up three points at Valley Parade, which delighted boss Hill.
Hill said: “I’m proud of the lads irrespective of the scoreline, it’s a real pleasure to represent Tranmere and to work with the group players every day. It was a scruffy first-half and in the second-half, I thought we controlled it but we needed that first goal to breathe a little bit of self-belief back into the players and in the second-half, we could have gone and scored a second goal but I thought we controlled it well.
“I was relaxed watching our team play and play good football, and without the ball as well. There was a little bit of anxiety because we're chasing something, and we did relax in and out of possession and I was really pleased with the performance.
“The players are doing everything they can, and we are really pleased with the scoreboard, but I have always been proud, and these players are representing my values as a person, as a football manager, as a coach and as a fan, and it’s special working with this group but you do go through hard times and it’s very important for our livelihoods and supporters.
“We should be fighting for promotion and that’s what the lads are doing, and at no point have they given up and that represents our values, and it represents strong people.
“I’m pleased for the players and we have to balance our emotions and I’m really pleased for everyone involved with the football club and the players deserve an enormous amount of credit as they have stood up and have been counted.
“We have got three special games coming up but we haven’t achieved anything yet other than the three point feeling again and it’s good to get the three points and the lads have shown great attitude and application and it’s very important that we represent our supporters, our Club values and we represent each other.”
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