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Hill on 'rewarding' Harrogate result

26 January 2021

Keith Hill paid tribute to Tranmere’s fighting spirit as they came from behind to defeat Harrogate Town 3-2 on Tuesday evening. 

A James Vaughan brace and solo effort from Kaiyne Woolery cancelled out the away side’s opening goal, lifting the Whites to eighth position in the Sky Bet League Two standings. 

Rovers have now recorded three consecutive home victories in the division and are unbeaten in their previous five outings in all competitions. 

Reacting to Tranmere’s latest triumph at Prenton Park, Hill said: “It’s a win against difficult opposition. They’re so competitive and they certainly put you under pressure. It’s not a game for the faint-hearted. We’ve shown again that we can compete and we’ve shown a bit of quality. I thought there were more goals in the game for us and it would be nice to win a game comfortably, but the goals are rolling in now and we’re becoming a real attacking threat from all areas of the pitch.” 

On the Whites’ ability to show a reaction having fallen behind in the contest, the Tranmere manager added: “That’s really rewarding when we’ve been behind. I don’t think we dealt with the way they play but, once we got into the game, we were superb.  

“We’re developing and we’re finding out about each other and what the desire is like. At half-time, one-nil down, it takes a lot of strength and character to come back from being one-nil down and then go and win. I want players to be able to fight, and I think we’ve shown that tonight.  

“We’re just thankful that we’re being competitive and are trying to train like we play and play like we train- and that’s for everyone in the squad. Everyone has a fair opportunity to play if they work hard and they buy into what we’re trying to achieve.” 

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