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Hill: We’ve all got to pitch in with more goals

16 January 2021

Keith Hill acknowledged Tranmere’s need to improve their goalscoring record as the Whites played out a 0-0 draw with Stevenage on Saturday afternoon.

The Whites came close through efforts from Manny Monthe and Paul Lewis, but were unable to find a breakthrough against Alex Revell’s side.

A share of the spoils at the Lamex Stadium marked an impressive tenth clean sheet of the Sky Bet League Two campaign, with the Rovers boss now wishing to see improvement at the other end of the pitch.

He said: “I’m pleased with the defensive performance; it was absolutely superb. We’re trying to build something over a period of time and I want us to be an organised, passing, pressing side. Once we get the ball, I want us to enjoy it a little bit in the final third to create more goalscoring opportunities. I want control, that’s what we’re searching for. I’m pleased with the structure, the effort and the players trying to put into action what it is that I want.

“It’s a positive clean sheet and a tenth out of 21 league games. From that respect, you are on course for the type of clean sheets that you should be getting when looking for promotion,” expressed Hill.

“We’ve all got to pitch in with more goals, all of us. Every single one of those players. We’ve got to make sure we’re supporting Vaughany with more goalscoring opportunities as a team, we've got to keep the clean sheets ticking over and then we become a successful side.

“We had opportunities to win the game today. In the first-half, I thought Manny should have done better in the first minute, Paul Lewis and then we had chances in the second-half. We did really well against a team who are very good defensively and I’m pleased that we haven’t, while trying to win, thrown the game away. We ended up being 4-4-2 and that represents us trying to attack to score goals. What you don’t want, in a tight game like today, is to end up losing the game- and we didn’t.”

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