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Ian Dawes reacts to dramatic Barnsley win

8 August 2023

Interviews

Ian Dawes reacts to dramatic Barnsley win

8 August 2023

Ian Dawes has praised his team for refocusing after a late equaliser, as Tranmere Rovers beat Barnsley 7-6 on penalties in the Carabao Cup first round, after a 2-2 draw.

Aiden Marsh scored in the 98th minute to force the shootout, but the visitors dug deep to secure victory.

"We managed the game well, we had to get our organisation right, and in possession we were very good," said the Rovers boss.

"The end was a bit of a kick in the teeth, it would've been nice to just win the game straight out, but credit to the players for refocusing and going through on penalties.

"We addressed our set plays, we needed to be more aggressive and better at them, the teams who get promoted are very good at them so that's been a big focus.

"I don't look at Sam [Taylor] as a young player now, he's come back and had a great pre-season, he's come in tonight and been outstanding, he's part of the frontline."

 

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