Rovers manager Keith Hill gave his thoughts on a point on the road against Grimsby Town at Blundell Park.
Niether side was able to breach the opposition’s defence and Hill reflected on a ‘positive point’ on Wednesday night.
“It’s a positive point without a question. We’re trying to revive the lads almost with energy levels and it was a difficult game. I’ve been in the same position as Paul Hurst as a manager and tonight was almost a free hit for them.
“The expectations were all on Tranmere. Coming off the back off Sunday it was very difficult to repeat the energy and I think it was a positive point.
“Sometimes you’ve got to grind out results, it was an evenly matched affair and we’ve got no disappointments. We’ve played against Grimsby twice and got four points so that’s a good return.
“This was one of the worst case scenarios we could have had coming off the back of the final. I think Grimsby will have been looking to take advantage of that and I think that we showed our metal tonight.
“This would have an easy game to lose. I’ve been there as a player and I’ve seen it as a manager before, I’m pleased that the players didn’t see it as an easy option.
“Everyone talks about results going for us. We’ve got to take care of our own results so tonight was about how strong our players are. They’ve passed my test anyway that they’re strong, committed and have got great character."