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Crawford’s reaction to Mansfield draw

28 March 2021

Tranmere Rovers midfielder Ali Crawford reflected on Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Mansfield Town at Prenton Park.

Kaiyne Woolery struck Rovers ahead in first-half stoppage-time before Stephen Quinn’s volley equalised for the Stags, as Keith Hill’s men settled for a point.

The result moved TRFC into the automatic promotion places in Sky Bet League Two with nine games of the season remaining. 

Crawford said: “It was a disappointment not to take all three points but like the gaffer and Dawesy said, we’re in the top three and it’s the bitterness of not taking all three points and moving further up the league, and we know we can push on with the nine games left.

“If we’d have got that second goal it would have killed them off, but it’s another positive point and we go again next Friday.

“We know that the next couple of games are going to be tough, but we need to go into them and take as many points as possible. We’re in the top three and it’s in our hands so we need to keep positive and pushing on.

“Our next games come in the six-pointer category and if you win them, you can move clear of them, but the changing room is a good unit and we have confidence, so hopefully we can maintain it over the next nine games and take it game-by-game.

“It’s in our hands so we need to keep putting our foot on the pedal and keep on.

“The squad morale is good, and the team bonding is all there, and we are looking forward to the last nine games.

“You have always got to take the positives out of the game, we were unlucky not to take the three points, but we created the chances.

“To be where we are at the moment is great credit to the lads and hopefully, we can kick on and get where we want to be next season.”

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