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Hill reacts to win against Port Vale

6 February 2021

Tranmere Rovers manager Keith Hill praised his group of players after an impressive 3-1 win against Port Vale.

Speaking in his post match press conference, Hill was happy with the football TRFC played throughout and says it is built on the foundations of hard work.

He said: "​I was really pleased with our hard work, our endeavour and our effort. We defended from the front, the way that we pressed, our intensity to the way that we played was fantastic.

 

"Our first goal was great, it was a pass by Jay Spearing which split their defence and it is a great run by Kaiyne Woolery and it is the type of runs we are working on. 

"We created some great opportunities and the intensity the lads played at in and out of possession. I am pleased for the group, the supporters and the Club at this moment in time.

"We have 20 league games remaining and nothing has yet been decided. We are in good form but the magic formula for me is hard work.

"Some of the football we are playing is outstanding, I know the players are capable of that and I demand hard work. It is so important to both me and the supporters to see the endeavour of the players. The way the lads are bouncing off each other, they are pressing our opponents, winning tackles, playing with high tempo. 

"They are making goal scoring passes and if they get it wrong, they are tracking their runners, they are regaining the ball, retaining possession and attacking again. 

"The goal Port Vale scored could have brought some doubt because we played so well in the first half and the margin is only one goal. We ridded our brains of the doubt, we spoke as staff at half time, if the score was 1-0 we would have been pleased, the way that we played, the only disappointment from the players perspective was that the score line at half time was only one goal.

"Their goalkeeper was outstanding. We are winning matches by playing good football. The tempo is high and we have to try and maintain that and we have another match on Tuesday.

"We are looking forward to the game, the enthusiasm from the players is built on our foundations of hard work. They are enjoying playing and we want it to continue and the next 20 league matches are very important as nothing has been decided yet. 

"We are not even half way through the project, but we are very optimistic."

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