Tranmere Rovers boss Keith Hill spoke to the media following Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to Salford City.
The boss said: “Both teams were desperate to win but there was not enough quality in the final third. There was a lot of courage on display, but it was the type of intensity I expect from our team.
“Either team could have won the game and three points would have been magnificent for us today. I am really positive about the performance today, I was flat on Tuesday after the loss at Walsall but today I am positive about the performance.
“It gives me belief that the group have a really desire to go on and cement ourselves in the promotion race. We have to turn what I consider a very courageous performance today into three points.
“If we had lost today I think the players would have been floored, because everything I have asked of the players today, they have given me. They have shown desire, determination and courage.
“At times we could have been brighter on the ball and if we had been beaten today, it would have deflated the squad.
“In regard to James Vaughan, we have to be cautious with him. I was concerned at one point when he went down and grabbed his knee, so we have to be careful with him.”