Jay Spearing celebrated ‘a big three points’ as Tranmere got the better of Forest Green Rovers at Prenton Park.
Victory for the Whites moved Keith Hill’s side up to 11th in the Sky Bet League Two standings, with Spearing adamant that a win was no less than the hosts deserved.
Speaking after Tuesday night’s contest, the 32-year-old explained the importance of this result and what the team can learn from this battling performance.
“We needed it, and the performance deserved it as well. It’s a fantastic performance and a big three points,” said Spearing.
“We went into half-time feeling a little bit gutted, to be honest. We had great opportunities to get more goals on the board, but we didn’t let it disappoint us.
“The second goal was a great team move and that’s what this squad is capable of: we need to believe in ourselves and trust ourselves on the ball. We backed ourselves to get on the ball to create some good opportunities.
“We can’t just rely on James Vaughan. He is a fantastic striker and his career speaks for itself, but we need to chip in all around the pitch. Tonight, we got a few more lads getting into the box and Paul Lewis probably could have had a hat-trick in the first-half.”
Confident that Tranmere have now turned a corner and can now ‘kick on’ in League Two, the former Liverpool midfielder added: “If we’re brave enough to get in their [Forest Green] faces and stop them breaking out, then we can cause trouble to anyone in this league. We now need to find that consistency and start believing in ourselves. It’s a great set of lads we have here and we need to kick on now.
“The gaffer has come in and put his point across as to what he wants to do. There is no rest and we are working hard in training. We want to finish strongly in the last 24 games now.”